In 2016, the Central Highlands Regional Council rezoned 12 properties surrounding the Special Industry Zone in Yamala from the Rural Zone to the Industry Investigation Zone.
Council is investigating the Industry Investigation Zone’s potential for further Special Industry development in the future, and what kind of development may be suitable.
The Council is trying to achieve a Planning Scheme that allows progressive development over time that considers and balances the existing land use (rural enterprise and residential homes).
The Planning Scheme will identify what kinds of development would be allowed to occur in what areas. At the end of the investigation, the Planning Scheme will include a map (quite different to the basic area map currently included) that will identify developable areas and opportunities.
Yamala Enterprise Area: 2,000 hectares
Special Industry: 360 hectares
Industry Investigation: 1,640 hectares