[talk-au] Question - farm road access tag.

Bob Cameron bob3bob3 at skymesh.com.au
Sat Jul 3 01:09:08 UTC 2021

Thanks for the clarification Mike.

To add misery to the problem Queensland Globe has the road stopping 
short of the homestead by some distance, even though council is 
maintaining that section. Perhaps the road closure request has been 
enacted badly?

There is access to the river from the other (west) side by a road that 
exists in Globe, but still on that stations property. That road is not 
on OSM nor does it physically exist.

Think I'll leave both the homestead and past it as private. As the 
guidelines says, "erring on the safe side".

Cheers Bob

On 1/7/21 9:29 am, Mike King wrote:
> Hi Bob
> In these cases its probably easier to consider the road “private” past 
> the closure point.  In Queensland (not sure about other states) a 
> landowner can apply to have a disused or rarely used public road 
> corridor “closed”.  They can then use the land for farming purposes 
> with caveats from the road owner - you can’t build on or crop on the 
> corridor but you can use it for your own farm vehicles and grazing.  
> Legally the land is still property of the road owner (Qld Gov) but the 
> public right of access is removed so you cannot legally traverse that 
> section whether there are gates there or not without raising the ire 
> of the landowner and potentially being subject to trespass laws.  
> Similarly if you look at the cadastre in Queensland Globe you should 
> see either a road casement and or a strata title to reflect this and 
> on that point all public roads in Queensland will have a road corridor 
> and your public right of access doesn’t extend past that whether there 
> is a fence or not.
> Hope that helps – other OSM folk will be better help in terms of tagging
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