The Yunyarinyi Community (Kenmore Park)

Yunyarinyi is an Anangu community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the north west of South Australia. It lies approximately 460 km south of Alice Springs. It is located 36 km east of Pukatja (Ernabella) the largest community on the APY Lands. Yunyarinyi was originally established as the Kenmore Park Cattle Station and pastoral activities continue to be undertaken here. Yunyarinyi has a population of approximately 40/45 people, including a small number Piranpa (non-Aboriginal) people who work in the community to support Anangu.

Content and Purpose of the Community Structure Plan

The Yunyarinyi Community Structure Plan (Structure Plan) provides a framework within which development can proceed in an orderly and planned manner over the next 5 to 10 years.

The Structure Plan consists of the following:

  • A plan depicting the physical layout of the community;
  • The strategic direction, objectives and principles of development control;
  • An explanation of the Structure Plan; and
  • A background report on the preparation of the plan including an overview of the local and regional context.

The purpose of the Structure Plan is to:

  • Establish a vision for the community and a guide to future growth and development;
  • Provide a community focus for, and involvement in, the development process;
  • Facilitate proper and orderly planning of the community to establish development requirements based on need within cultural, physical, environmental and economic opportunities and constraints;
  • Provide a mechanism for a coordinated approach to the provision of services and infrastructure and enable access to existing services and infrastructure information; and
  • Promote development that maximises health, safety and welfare outcomes for the community.

The structure plan provides the community with a document that forms the basis for coordination of future development. The Plan can be used to assess future development proposals by government agencies, builders, funding bodies and the community.

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