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Illegal dumping on travelling stock reserves under the spotlight

After recent illegal dumping of truck and car tyres on travelling stock reserves (TSRs) in the Young and West Wyalong region, people are warned that penalties will apply when caught.

After discovering dumping of tyres and other rubbish, Local Land Services is giving notice to people illegally using TSRs and is closely monitoring a number of sites across the region.

People using TSRs legally for such things as bushwalking and birdwatching are also being encouraged to report any suspicious activity.

Land Services Manager Tom White says Local Land Services is responsible for maintaining these public assets and are acting to protect them from illegal activities.

"We are closely watching a number of TSRs in the region and will be taking action against anyone found dumping rubbish," said Mr White.

Riverina Local Land Services may use surveillance cameras to monitor key reserves to monitor unauthorised activities such as illegal dumping.

Fines of up to $5500 can apply to people caught carrying out illegal activity in TSRs under the Local Land Services Act 2013.

People can report any illegal activity to Local Land Services on 1300 795 299 or their local police station.

"We encourage everyone to report suspicious behaviour on TSRs and to record as much detail as possible.

"Information such as registration numbers, descriptions, locations and dates will help us fine those responsible.”

“We encourage all users of TSRs to protect these public assets.”

For more information on TSRs visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 795 299.

For further local information contact Ranger, Ron Tilyard 6923 6320 or ron.tilyard@lls.nsw.gov.au.

MEDIA:  Tracey Bell 6923 6353

Caption: Illegally dumped car and truck tyres on a travelling stock route at West Wyalong