Councillor excited by clean tech developments
Thursday 15 November 2012
Councillor Tony Lester says it’s great news that three companies have expressed strong interest in taking up tenancies in Ōtaki’s proposed Clean Technology Park but he says there are plenty more spaces available.
The proposed 900m2 eco-building is being constructed by the Clean Technology Trust as a hub for companies producing energy saving technologies. So far the Trust has interest from Zero Emission Vehicles, which is currently building a rubbish compactor truck for Council, CSS technologies in association with Fastcom, which is providing the Park with Information and Communication Technologies, and Symbiont Ltd, which provides online learning systems.
Councillor Lester, a trustee, says the companies represent around half of the occupancy required to make the venture viable.
“It’s great that we have such diverse and exciting companies identified but we’re keen for other energetic, entrepreneurial clean tech companies to take up this wonderful opportunity.
“The Clean Technology Park will comprise a community of like minded companies who can share knowledge and resources, such as marketing expertise, to allow them to explore global opportunities. The venture will also cement the Wellington region’s growing reputation as a global centre of clean technology innovation and expertise.”
Councillor Lester says he recommends any prospective tenants don’t leave it too long.
“We are getting huge interest in the park which is a new concept for our region. Council is right behind it because of the economic benefits it will bring to Kāpiti in terms of jobs and investment.”
The Clean Technology Park is being built adjacent to the Clean Technology Centre in Ōtaki and construction is due to start in January next year.
Press Release: Clean Technology Trust 13 November 2012 (PDF, 1 page, 284Kb)