Looking At Landcare (7/12/2018) – Talking Travelling Stock Reserves

The Statewide Travelling Stock Reserves (TSR) plan is taking a new approach to the management of these assets.

Many of us use TSR’s and may not be aware of it. Other’s rely on them as a part of yearly business decisions for stock management.

As the name suggests, they key intent of a TSR is for travelling stock and these parcels of Crown land are reserved under legislation, with Local Land Services being responsible for their care, control and maintenance.

There are more than 6,500 TSRs on Crown Land in NSW! I would encourage you to go to the LLS website (link on our blog) and check out the state map that shows the TSR’s and their classifications. It is interesting to see the significant network from the North West to the Murray in particular. These TSRs cover approximately 534,000 ha in NSW, representing 30 percent of the TSR network across the State.

A single statewide plan has been developed to allow consistent management of the TSRs and the Draft TSR Plan of Management is on public exhibition until 21 December 2018.

From community feedback, the Government now have a better understanding of TSR usage and this will ensure that Indigenous, conservation, livestock, production, recreation and community values are managed across the network.

Chair of Local Land Services, Richard Bull announced that the plan was open for review, providing and that the intention of the plan is to allow consistent management of the TSRs across NSW.

In the lead up to the development of the Plan, the Local Land Services held extensive consultations with communities and stakeholders and have worked closely with Crown Land. The process for this review started in 2012, being the first major review of Crown Land in more than 25 years.

Over the past 12 months, the NSW Government has invested an additional $2 million to improve infrastructure in the TSRs, including better watering points.

The new system provides consistency in classification across the state, suggests investment opportunities to ease the reliance on private revenue from leases and grazing permits, ensures that the Government works with the community to deliver quality results in local areas and help community understand the constraints, values and opportunities for TSRs.

Regional Local Land Services Boards will adopt an annual plan to drive activities and spending on TSRs in their region. These local, operational plans will assist with implementation of the State Plan at the local level.

Do you want to know more? The links to the Local Land Services information are on our weekly blog. You can provide feedback via the survey link on the website up until 21 December 2018. It you don’t have access to the internet, contact your Local Land Services on 1300 795 299.

While we are still talking Local Land Services….the next weekly drought drop in session will be held at Forbes on 12 December between 9am and 10am at 46 Sherriff Street. The Agricultural Advisory and Animal Health teams are there to provide production and livestock advice around the current local conditions. For further information, contact Belinda Edmonstone on 0428 524 699.

Just a reminder that the Landcare Motley Crew Power Hour will be held at the PAC Park Waterwise Garden on Saturday, 8 December from 8am.

For more information on any of these events, go to our website at centralwestlachlanlandcare.org, facebook, twitter or Instagram @cwllandcare. To register or for further information on any of the events above, please feel free to contact our office on 02 6862 4914 or cwllpo@hotmail.com and we will be happy to provide further information.

 Until next week, happy Landcaring!