Motorists are urged to be extra vigilant when travelling around Springsure from this Friday 15 April until Thursday 21 April 2022.
1,800 head of cattle will be moved along the region’s stock route network for the Springsure Campdraft.
800 head will be herded from Mount Wandoo, down the Dawson Development Road until they reach the Springsure Showgrounds.
The other 1,000 will be coming from Arcturus Downs, along Arcturus Road, onto the Gregory Highway and down to the showgrounds.
Under Queensland legislation, travelling livestock have right of way and may hold up traffic for 15 minutes at a time. 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.
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. Contact council on 1300 242 686 with any questions.