Stock Routes – Have Your Say

TSR Draft State Planning Framework 2016-19photo 2

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)

Public comments on the NSW TSR State Planning Framework are welcome until Tuesday 3 November 2015. Comments should be lodged by email.


Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) are parcels of Crown land reserved under legislation for use by travelling stock. Local Land Services manages more than 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.