Draft Policy – Public Gates & Stock Grids

28/10/2022

Balranald Shire Council is inviting public submissions concerning the Draft Public Gates and Stock Grids policy which will impact on all landowners who have installed Public Gates or Stock Grids on roads within the shire.
The new policy complies with the requirements of the Roads Act, which states that a road authority may permit landowners through which an unfenced road passes, to install a stock grid on the boundary of any land. Under the legislation the ownership and responsibility for maintenance of the stock grid remains with the landowner.
The new draft policy provides for a process to manage, replace, approve and remove public gates and stock grids on roads in compliance with the legislation.
As there are currently over 272 stock grids on roads within the Shire there are significant implications for landowners who have unfenced roads through their property and this policy seeks to bring the current policies and practices into line with the legislative requirements.
A copy of the draft policy is available from the Council office, 70 Market Street Balranald or from the Balranald Shire Council website https://balranald.nsw.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/DRAFT-Public-Gates-and-Cattle-Grids-Policy.pdf
Invitation for public submissions close on 3 February 2023.
Jeff Sowiak
General Manager

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