The Roadside Vegetation Management Plan guides
best practice toward the strategic management and
operation of road reserves within the Adelaide Hills
Council region. The plan places an emphasis on community engagement and consultation.
Roadside Marker Scheme sites (blue markers, see below) denote environmental
significance and status and are therefore a primary focus of the
document to ensure these sites are managed correctly in respect to
conservation, vegetation clearances, weed mitigation, grading, and pathogen
control. Strong engagement and support for RMS sites is received through
friends of, volunteer groups and community based environmental organisations.
Adelaide Hills Council Roadside Vegetation Management Plan
Native Vegetation Marker System
The Native Vegetation Marker System (NVMS) has been designed to identify sites of conservation significance, which are protected by legislation due to remnant native vegetation.
Council has adopted the NVMS to assist in management of roadside native vegetation. The system is voluntary, and uses a standard sign for marking sites, assisting Council and other agencies to protect remnant native vegetation, and to comply with the requirements of Commonwealth and State legislation during roadworks and other public utility work nearby.
The NVMS supports best practice management for roadside native vegetation. The marking system could be readily extended for identifying other landscape, historic and cultural features if and when required by Council.
Click here to download a Native Vegetation Marker System brochure.