Change of direction for TSR network

A draft plan of management to work with local communities and focus on the quality assurance of Travelling Stock Routes (TSRs) is on public exhibition until December 21.

There are more than two million hectares of TSRs in NSW, which Local Land Services (LLS) is responsible for approximately 534,000 hectares.

LLS: The statewide classification has shown that most TSRs in eastern NSW are important for travelling stock.

LLS: The statewide classification has shown that most TSRs in eastern NSW are important for travelling stock.

The draft plan is part of a review which started in 2012 that would guide the management of the TSRs in the Central and Eastern Division.

In the past two months, there have been two mobs of cattle using the TSRs in the Upper Lachlan Shire, with a third planned to enter the area in mid-December.

TSRs were traditionally used for travelling stock and grazing. Although, community consultation and feedback showed that the TSRs are now more widely valued for biodiversity conservation, Indigenous culture and recreation, as well as for travelling stock and grazing.

“This approach will allow us to work with local communities to determine how they should be used in the future and to look for other sources of funding to manage the reserves in the future,” chair of LLS Richard Bull said.