Roadside Marker Scheme (blue markers)
The Roadside Marker Scheme (RMS) is an important and valuable means of identifying, managing and protecting significant roadside vegetation.
RMS sites are identified by small blue marker signs with a unique identification number at the start and end of important areas. The marker system ensures that those involved in road-related works, such as road upgrades, maintenance, and pest control programs, are aware of the location of these sensitive roadside areas, thereby protecting them from disturbance.
We are currently in the process of replacing our blue marker signs with larger signs, which include more information and visually more appealing and noticeable.
We have the principal responsibility for the care and control of the roadside along all public roads. The RMS has been designed to identify sites of conservation significance, which are protected by legislation. These signs allow sites to be easily identified by the work crews.
We have 82 RMS spread across the Barossa. Each site has been surveyed and flora and fauna lists are compiled to identify native and introduced vegetation for on-going management. Collectively, these sites cover over 100km of roadsides.
If you are lucky enough to have one adjacent your property and wish to find out more, please call our Senior Environment Officer, Kim on 0476 781 936 and she will come to your area to showcase the important species on your roadside.