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Council offering discount on Stock Route Grazing (Agistment) Permits

Current dry weather conditions are heavily impacting primary producers within the North Burnett. Council have adopted a motion to forego (or refund) its portion of fees (50%) for Stock Route Grazing (Agistment) Permit applications approved under the Stock Route Management Act 2002, with the State Government collecting the remaining 50% of the fee. This discount on permits will be in place during periods of drought declaration, or following a nominated bushfire event for the 2019/2020 financial year.

The North Burnett Local Government Area (LGA) was drought declared by the State Government as of 1 September 2019, as a result of this and recent bush fires in the Hawkwood area, Council are offering to waive half the fees on Grazing Permits only. Fines may be incurred if you do not follow the conditions of your permit. Fees will be refunded on grazing permits granted since 1 September 2019.
Application forms can be obtained from any of Council’s Administration Offices or by logging onto the Department of Natural Resources and Mines website below. If you need assistance to complete an application, please contact Council’s Environmental Services Staff.

Application forms can be downloaded here.

Completed applications can be handed in to any of Council’s Customer Service Centres, emailed to or mailed to PO Box 390, Gayndah, QLD 4621.

Each application requires a map of the area you wish to graze and a Public Liability – Certificate of Currency for no less than 20 million dollars. Each application will take up to a minimum of 5 working days to process. Stock Route Grazing (Agistment) Permits are valid for a maximum of 28 days and can be renewed once only.

For further information regarding this media release please contact Council’s Environmental Services staff on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC).