Crown Land and Travelling Stock Reserves: What are they and why are they important?

Cathy Merchant, Member, National Parks Association of NSW

The mosaic network of 10,415 Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) covering over 2 million hectares across central and western NSW was initially included in the review scope of the independent process set up by NSW government in 2012 to reform Crown land management. At that stage over 50% of the network was under Aboriginal land claim under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.

Labor policy will increase security of Crown Land

Labor’s commitment to ‘dedicate’ Crown Land will increase security and lower the risk of sell-offs and inappropriate use

The National Parks Association of NSW Inc (NPA) is welcoming Shadow Primary Industries Minister Mick Veitch’s announcement to ‘dedicate’ Crown Land, and calls on the Coalition to match the commitment.

Fragile Western Landscapes – getting it right this time?

Dr Peter Mitchell OAM, Environmental scientist

As a participant in the recent forum ‘Safeguarding our Crown Lands’ organized by the Central Western Environment Council a sense of déjà vu set in when I considered the Western Division. This covers 40% of the State and is held in Crown leases. Mining generates twice as much money as agriculture and about as much as tourism. More money is spent in Government services than agriculture produces, and grazing generates the least benefit for the smallest number of families although it utilises the greatest area of land.

Inquiry into Crown lands – submissions closing soon (Biodiversity Conservation News)

Twelve months after a summit of concerned citizens and community groups called for an inquiry into the management of Crown lands, the NSW Upper House is looking into this important issue.

You have until Sunday 24 July 2016 to raise your concerns about the future management of Crown land in the state.