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Stock Route Management Act 2002 – 1 July 2016

Stock Route Management Regulation 2003 – 1 July 2016

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The government must have a State stock route network management strategy to direct and coordinate management of the network. A road or route shown as a stock route on the series of maps called Stock Route Network of Queensland is declared to be a stock route for the Act.

  • Sections 98, 99, 100, 101; Regulations 9, 16

A local government must have a stock route network management plan for managing stock routes in its area. In preparing the plan, the local government must have regard to the State stock route network management strategy, the principles of stock route network management; the maintenance of travelling stock facilities and pasture for the needs of travelling stock on the stock route network (among other considerations set out in section 106 of the Act). For the definition of ‘stock’ and ‘travelling stock’, refer to Schedule 3 of the Act.

  • Sections 8, 105, 106, 107, 111, 112, Schedule 3

A person may apply to a local government for a stock route agistment permit for relevant land in the local government’s area. However, a person may apply only if: (a) the person is a landowner and the owner’s land is adversely affected by drought, fire or flood; or (b) the person is travelling stock under a stock route travel permit and the stock require agistment for: (i) branding, crutching, dipping, drenching, jetting, shearing or trucking; or (ii) spelling to comply with the owner’s obligations under an Act relating to the care or protection of the stock; or (c) both of the following apply; (i) the permit is for either: (A) if the issuing entity is a local government prescribed for section 104 – relevant land identified in the issuing entity’s stock route network management plan as land containing more pasture and water than is needed for the use of travelling stock; or (B) otherwise – relevant land the issuing entity is satisfied contains more pasture and water than is needed for the use of travelling stock; (ii) the issuing entity has given notice that a person may apply for a permit for the land. If the permit is issued, the applicant must pay to the issuing entity the permit fee prescribed under a regulation. For what the decision-maker considers when making a decision, refer to subsection 118(2) of the Act. For the duration of a stock route agistment permit, refer to section 120 of the Act.

  • Sections 116, 118, 119, 120, 126

A person must not drive stock on foot on relevant land in a local government’s area unless a local government has issued a ‘stock route travel permit’ for the stock movement. An exception is provided by section 133 of the Act: A person may drive stock on foot on relevant land in a local government’s area without a stock route travel permit if the stock are driven on foot: for not more than 1 day; and in clear daylight hours; and for animal husbandry or property management purposes; and between parcels of land having common ownership or worked as a single unit. To apply for a stock route travel permit, a person must comply with section 134 of the Act. For what the decision-maker considers when making a decision, refer to subsection 136(2) of the Act.

  • Sections 131, 132, 133, 134, 136, 137, 138, 142, 147

The local government may, by written fencing notice given to the landowner, require the owner to build a stock-proof fence on the boundary of the land to prevent stock on the land entering a part of the network.

  • Sections 149, 150, 151

A local government must manage and conserve pasture on the stock route network in its area to ensure, as far as practicable, an adequate supply of pasture for travelling stock.

  • Section 160

If the local government reasonably believes, because of the number of stock on land within which a part of the network in the local government’s area is fenced or otherwise enclosed, sufficient pasture will not be available for travelling stock on the network; THEN the local government may, by written notice given to the landowner, require the owner to reduce the number of stock on the land.

  • Section 161

The State government, a local government and a landowner may enter into a ‘water facility agreement’ about any of the following: (a) supplying water to the land from a water facility under the local government’s control; (b) supplying water to the stock route network from a water facility owned by the landowner (among other services). While the agreement is in force, the landowner’s obligations under the agreement attach to the land and bind the owner and the owner’s successors in title to the land.

  • Sections 163, 165

A person must not, without a reasonable excuse, camp within 300m of a water facility on the stock route network.

  • Section 178
Reason for law

To provide for stock route network management. (Section 3)

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Stock Routes [Queensland Government]

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