THERE are a number of carefully assessed Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) in the western region that are available for Management Agreement Permits.
Western Local Land Services (WLLS) has invited livestock producers to apply for long-term access to a number of TSRs.
Kerryn Hart, Senior Land Services Officer - TSR, said producers could now apply for a Management Agreement Permit, which would 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."
Under measures introduced in 2020 by LLS, management agreement permits across NSW are now standardised, and the process of assessing applications is more robust.
Ms Hart said successful applicants were selected using comprehensive criteria, which ensured the region's TSRs were 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 practices, 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 April 23 to May 23. 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.