Livestock producers across the Western Local Land Services region have been invited to apply for long-term access to a number of Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs).
Kerryn Hart, Senior Land Services Officer – TSR, said producers can now apply for a Management Agreement Permit, which will provide them with certainty of TSR access for years to come.
“Everybody benefits from viable, well-maintained TSRs, and these permits help deliver that,” said Ms Hart.
“The permits will give confidence to livestock producers to make long-term business decisions and allow them to also play a key role in securing the future productivity of our local TSRs.”
There are a number of carefully assessed TSRs in the region that are available for Management Agreement Permits.
Under measures introduced in 2020 by Local Land Services, Management Agreement Permits across NSW are now standardised, and the process of assessing applications is more robust.
Ms Hart said successful applicants are selected using comprehensive criteria, which ensures the region’s TSRs are looked after properly.
“TSRs have a storied history in NSW and they are not only important for agricultural productivity, they also play a crucial role in supporting threatened species and habitats,” Ms Hart said.
“Whether it’s proposed grazing practises, experience, or how pests and weeds will be managed, we need to make sure applicants can effectively manage a TSR, so our industries, and the communities they support, can prosper.”
Applications are open from 23 April to 23 May. Interested landholders can view a map of the available TSRs in the Western region, find out more about the Management Agreement Permits and submit an application via www.lls.nsw.gov.au/tsr.
Anyone considering submitting an application should read and understand the TSR Statewide Plan of Management and the Best Environmental Management Practice Toolkit for TSRs, which are both available on the Local Land Services website: www.lls.nsw.gov.au.
Source: Western Local Land Services