Why Izone?

Why Izone?

Just 12 minutes from Christchurch’s Hornby industrial area, Izone Southern Business Hub combines state-of-the-art infrastructure with a pivotal location, flexible boundaries, and lower rates and land prices.


Companies looking for properties in Canterbury have to justify their purchase against tight economic criteria.

Izone’s low land costs, low rates and available workforce have contributed to more than 160ha being sold. Independent industry surveys confirm Izone has the cheapest industrial land in the greater Christchurch area.

  • Commercial and water rates in Selwyn are significantly lower than in Christchurch City, calculate how much you'd save.
  • Izone is set up for industry and there are no development contributions. This is a significant cost advantage.

Planning, consenting & construction made easy

The District Plan is developer-friendly and Izone is located outside of Environment Canterbury’s clean air zone.

Izone’s management by a professional property development firm means significant efficiencies are possible in the planning, consenting and construction phases. Our experience means we can help you negotiate the planning and resource consents process.

Geotechnical investigations confirm that, due to deep groundwater levels, the ground beneath Izone has low potential for liquefaction or lateral spreading. These favourable ground conditions allow for low-cost foundation design. Izone is also considered an acceptable location by insurers with regard to contract works insurance and ongoing cover.


As a large greenfield development, Izone has the space and flexibility to tailor land outcomes to requirements.

Meanwhile the non-congested location, to the south of Christchurch, brings its own benefits.

A combination of easy access, dual entry options from State Highway One and plenty of on-site room for trucks to make and receive deliveries, remove the logistics headaches that come with many inner city industrial developments.

In addition, Izone’s land bank, means resident businesses are able to future proof their growth.

State-of-the-art Infrastructure

Master planning of this entire land holding was undertaken by the Auckland office of Harrison Grierson. The master plan recognises global urban design trends, translated to New Zealand circumstances.

Taking a best practice approach to industrial infrastructure, the Izone development includes:

  • Wide roads and carefully designed traffic management systems
  • A network of walkways, native plantings, landscaping and attractive communal areas
  • Reticulated gas available to all lot boundaries
  • Its own rail sidings.

Good neighbours

More than 120 companies in the manufacturing, construction, logistics and agricultural sectors have made Izone home.

Neighbours include The Warehouse’s South Island Distribution Centre (the largest building in the South Island), Westland Milk Products, PGG Wrightson Seeds, Port Of Tauranga, Solid Energy, Designline Bus Pacific, Pegasus Engineering, Moffats, as well as numerous smaller operators such as Canterbury Frames and Trusses, Permbrand and CRONZ.

Supportive Council

Izone’s owner, Selwyn District Council, is a supportive and highly progressive local authority.

Economically, the region has consistently ranked among New Zealand’s top five best performing regions since 2008.

In addition to having the foresight to develop New Zealand’s largest master-planned industrial park, SDC has also invested in several design / build and lease back packages for Izone-based companies.

Development Map

For all enquiries:

Property & Commercial Manager

Douglas Marshall
03 347 2800