Penalties apply for the illegal use of TSR’s

The Lachlan Livestock Pest and Health Authority is warning people that fines apply for illegal uses of travelling stock reserves (TSR).

Lachlan LHPA senior ranger, Craig Ridley says the warning comes following the issuing of a penalty notice to a person who was cutting down trees on a local TSR between Young and Cowra.

“The Lachlan LHPA manages 50,000 hectares of TSR land and in doing so we manage the land to strike a balance between the needs of travelling or grazing stock and the conservation of the natural environment,” he said.

“While TSRs are reserved primarily for travelling or grazing stock, there are a number of other uses which may be approved, some of which require a permit.

“Generally public recreational pursuits, such as walking, fishing or horse riding, can be undertaken without the need for a permit. Grazing and/or walking stock and apiary sites are some of the activities for which a permit is required.

“Fines can be issued to persons who are illegally using TSRs, for example to ride a motorbike, dump rubbish, or undertake an activity without a permit. Fines of up to $5,500 can be issued.

“If you are unsure whether you need a permit to conduct an activity on a TSR it is best to check with your local Lachlan LHPA office first.

“Rangers will be conducting random inspections of TSRs over the coming months to crackdown on illegal uses.”

TSRs are parcels of Crown land reserved under legislation for use by travelling stock. LHPAs manage over 500,000 hectares of TSRs in NSW.

For information on using a particular TSR contact your local Lachlan LHPA office. For more information on TSRs visit the LHPA website at http://www.lhpa.org.au/travelling-stock-reserves.

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