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The latest planning system update includes reference to an amendment which will rezone the area known as Kalkallo Park in order to allow future industrial and commercial development.
The area affected is just over 1000 acres in size.
It looks like existing buildings of Kalkallo Park are still heritage listed ( http://www.hume.vic.gov.au/Files/KalkalloPark,Kalkallo.pdf ) but as to the rest of the thousand acres it's fair game. In the years to come the area north west of the Hume/Donnybrook Road intersection will look quite different, as well as the commercial development there's also a planned freeway interchange at that intersection.
More information is available here.
I think Kalkallo Park - or somewhere close anyway - was mentioned by Owen Laffan with regards to flax production during WWII. His name is mentioned as a reference in the heritage review pdf.
Kalkallo Park may also be the flax mill referenced in the Craigieburn Aerodrome proposal document - "A further site is probably available west of the Hume Highway and north of the Nineteen Mile Lane. Owing to theerection of a flax mill on the site, which is now under construction, the site was not proceeded with."
[Craigieburn] Several rural properties demolished for development