State Govt Remains Committed To Maintaining Network Of Travelling Stock Reserves

State Govt Remains Committed To Maintaining Network Of Travelling Stock Reserves

New South Wales Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair

Interim Report On Travelling Stock Reserves

Victor P Taffa

New South Wales Government remains committed to preserving a viable, well-maintained and connected network of Travelling Stock Reserves across New South Wales, Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said today.

Almost 900 submissions were made to the New South Wales Government’s comprehensive review of the Travelling Stock Reserves (TSR) network. An interim report was released today.

“A full understanding of how TSR’s are used today will inform the Government on how they should be preserved and managed in the future.” Minister Toole said.

There are more than 6,500 TSR’s on Crown Land in New South Wales, covering about 2 Million ha, with 75 % in the western division.

“Most leaseholders in the western division said TSR’s on their properties have not been used for travelling stock for more than a decade due to better and cheaper transport options.” Minister Toole said.

“Submissions from the central and eastern division outlined how TSR remain important for droving, Aboriginal cultural heritage, recreation and biosecurity.”

Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair said the review identified the main routes for moving stock between New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

“We have identified a series of major TSR livestock ‘highways’; these are the main droving routes connecting our states and remain an important part of the New South Wales agricultural sector.” Minister Blair said

NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Review has created a comprehensive map of TSR’s. The map highlights their value to regional New South Wales, including droving, environmental connectivity, Aboriginal cultural heritage and recreation.”

TSR review’s final report will be released early next year.