Australian state adopts GIS-based stock route management system

Australian state adopts GIS-based stock route management system

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Australia: The Queensland Government has launched a new online stock route management system to help local governments better manage the State’s 2.6 million hectare stock route network.

“With this technology in place, councils will now be able to better manage the network in their area, ensure the more heavily use routes are prioritised for maintenance and highlight which sections of the network can be made available for grazing when there is little demand for use by travelling stock. This system will help strengthen the agriculture pillar of the Queensland economy and delivers on our election commitment to support the industry,” said Andrew Cripps, Minister for Natural Resources and Mines. Furthermore, the GIS-based system will clearly identify all travelling stock traffic plus identify routes closed due to lack of pasture or water. In addition, councils will also be able to issue travel permits, agistment permits and water agreements online.

Source: Future gov