Existing land uses and enterprise types
The current use of the Peel Food Zone investigation area is mainly rural land used for grazing with pockets of residential, rural living and rural residential development.
Livestock (cattle) production and hay cropping dominate the area, with smaller areas of intensive agriculture relating to animal production (piggery and poultry operations), turf and fruit trees, and a number of equestrian studs and agistment facilities.
Mining for mineral sands is an important land use in the region with approximately two per cent of the Peel Food Zone investigation area registered for this land use.
Future roll out of the planned Peel Business Park will see about 1000ha of the largely grazing land transition to industrial uses including agrifood processing.