Stock routes, whether they be road reserves or dedicated stock routes, are owned by the state government and managed by the Central Highlands Regional Council.
Cattle drovers are required to obtain the necessary permit from Council and abide by guidelines before grazing cattle on a stock route or road reserve.
‘Under Queensland legislation, travelling livestock have right of way and may hold up traffic for 15 minutes at a time,’ Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said.
‘If you encounter stock on the road, slow down and drive slowly when it’s safe to pass.
‘Warning signs will be put in place to advise oncoming traffic of the cattle’s location and drivers are encouraged to reduce speed.’
For more information visit council’s website centralhighlands.qld.gov.au or call our customer service team on 1300 242 686.