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.
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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.
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Samantha Newton, Executive committee member, National Parks Association of NSW
The beauty of NSW is not all in the coasts and ranges. There is rare and magic scenery and life in the arid and semi-arid areas of NSW.
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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.
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Catherine Merchant, member of National Parks Association of NSW
The controlled movement of stock across Australia via a “veritable maze” of public stock routes is a uniquely Australian phenomenon. This “maze” is particularly evident in NSW where some droving continues. What remains of the Travelling Stock Routes and Reserves network (TSR network) in NSW is a valuable public asset that must be preserved. Its enduring protection has been an important aspect of NPA’s 60 years of conservation advocacy work.
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A public consultation paper on the future use/conservation of NSW’s Travelling Stock Reserves is on exhibition until 7 July 2017. The exhibition includes the consultation paper, with more information and on line map available at http://open.lls.nsw.gov.au/TSR-review
Read More “The TSR Network Needs Your Help!”