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Emergency national park grazing to end in December

EMERGENCY grazing measures in national parks will not be extended into next year.

National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said the six month temporary agistment permits would end on December 31, as planned.

National parks Moorrinya, Blackbraes, Mazeppa, Forest Den and Nairana, were made available earlier this year, for graziers suffering from drought conditions.

Mr Dickson said 13 graziers used the land, while 400,000 hectares of QPWS-managed land would still be available for use.

"We're now working closely with these graziers to ensure alternative arrangements are put into place over the next two months," he said.

He said help was available for drought-affected producers, in the form of financial assistance, livestock nutrition and animal welfare information, and business-management strategies. For information visit http://www.daff.qld.gov.au and search drought or phone 13 25 23.

Topics:  drought grazing national parks