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Travelling Stock Reserves

Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) are parcels of Crown land reserved under legislation for use by travelling stock. There are over 8,300 TSRs throughout NSW, covering an area of approximately 2 million hectares.

TSRs have been an integral part of rural life in Australia for nearly 200 years and the grazing industry is still dependent on these reserves, mostly as supplementary grazing areas in times of drought, bushfire and flood. TSRs are also used for public recreation, apiary sites and for conservation.

All TSRs are Crown land with the vast majority being managed under trust by the Local Land Services, who are responsible for the administration of the Local Land Services Act 2013 .

All TSRs will be reviewed by LLS in the future as part of the Review of NSW Crown Land Management.

NSW Travelling Stock Reserves Review

NSW Travelling Stock Reserves Review public consultation paper cover imageThe NSW Government is seeking the community’s input on the TSR network in NSW to ensure it remains connected, viable and well maintained.

There are more than 6,500 TSRs on Crown land in NSW, covering approximately two million hectares.

The NSW Government is committed to maintaining a viable, well maintained and connected TSR network for the future. The Crown Lands Management Review in 2012 found that many TSRs are no longer used for their original purpose.

A new, comprehensive review of the network will examine the parcels of land required for the TSR network in the future.

The aim of the TSR review is to determine which TSRs are still used or required for the original purpose they were set aside for and to determine if they are important for other reasons. This information will feed future decisions about how this land can be best reserved, managed and owned.

The information will also be used to develop a comprehensive map of the TSR network in NSW — where they are, what they are now used for, who uses them and how often.

Public consultation

Public submissions on the TSR Review have now closed.

Three pilot workshops were held in Tamworth, Corowa and Dubbo.

Results from the public consultation process are currently being evaluated.