LAND south of the Ballarat Aerodrome has been removed from the Heritage Victoria Register.
This land is part of the Ballarat West Employment Zone initial stage and includes part of the proposed Western Link Road route.
Instead, the land will be transferred to a new heritage overlay under Ballarat City Council’s control.
The change is part of an updated 2012 Ballarat Aerodrome Conservation Management Plan adopted by the council at its meeting last night.
However, the council’s growth and development director Eric Braslis said land to the north of the aerodrome would remain on the heritage register.
The aerodrome’s history dates back to the 1930s when aviation activities began on an unmade airstrip on the Ballarat West Town Common.
In 1934, a corrugated iron hanger became Ballarat’s first aerodrome.
Then, in 1940, the Department of Air established the RAAF No 1 Wireless Air Gunners School there.
Councillor Samantha McIntosh said the new plan had gone through a “rigorous process”.
“There is history in the area we are very aware of,” Cr McIntosh said.
“This history is well documented and protected and it gives me great confidence in the plan.”