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Travelling Stock Reserves

Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) are parcels of Crown land reserved under legislation for use by travelling stock. Local Land Services is responsible for the care, control and maintenance of almost 500,000ha of TSRs in NSW.

TSRs provide pasture reserves for travelling or grazing stock. These reserves can be beneficial in times of drought, bushfire or flood. They are also used for public recreation, apiary sites and for conservation.

Local Land Services manages the land to strike a balance between the needs of travelling or grazing stock and the conservation of native species.

The role of Local Land Services role in managing TSRs includes:

  • authorising and monitoring stock, recreation and apiary site use
  • controlling noxious weeds
  • controlling pest animals and insects
  • provision and maintenance of fencing, watering points and holding yards
  • consideration of land management and animal health legislation.

TSR Draft State Planning Framework 2016-19

Local Land Services has developed the first draft statewide planning framework for TSRs to support the future management of this land. We are now keen to hear from the public with their opinions on how to manage TSRs in the future. We want to understand the values people hold important for TSRs, including biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage values.

The draft statewide framework allows for the development of TSR regional management plans to facilitate more consistent and transparent management, resourcing and reporting.

NSW Travelling Stock Reserves Draft State Planning Framework 2016-19 (481 kb PDF)
TSR State Planning Framework Fact Sheet (141 kb PDF)
Frequently asked questions

Consultation

We held a 10-week consultation period until 5 December 2015 to hear from the public about their opinions on how to manage TSRs in the future. This information will help us to understand the values people hold important for TSRs, including biodiversity and Aboriginal cultural heritage values.

Next steps

Local Land Services is currently reviewing the feedback received. This information will be used to finalise the statewide planning framework, which is due for completion early in 2016. A summary of the feedback received will be published on this website.

Once the framework is adopted, it will be used to develop regional TSR management plans.

Pesticide use

The pesticide use notification plan has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Pesticides Regulation 2009 (the Regulation). The plan sets out how Local Land Services will notify members of the community of pesticide applications it makes or allows to be made to public places that it owns or controls.

The aim of the plan is to notify all people accessing land under the management, control and ownership of Local Land Services across NSW about pesticide use applications.