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Roses the victim of increasing legislation

It is a stunning sight that sets the scene for Nuriootpa as you enter the township – a row of roses on the median strip before the iconic Robin Bridge.

This row is a delight to see when in bloom and is tended to by The Barossa Council.

It appears though, this welcoming statement is the victim of increasing work health and safety laws and the roses, which were deteriorating, have consequently been removed.

Tending to roses and implementing a 25 km/h work zone is no different to road works being conducted.

It is sad that it has come to this. Surely motorists could adhere to the reduced speed for a short period of time?

Roses across our region have become iconic – the long stretch between Nuriootpa and Tanunda is photographed by many when in bloom and the annual Rose and Flower Show held at Barossa Chateau, which is also the home to more than 30,000 roses, draws crowds from far and wide, particularly during their weekend show in November.

Not to mention the many parks and private gardens across our region which attract attention by locals and visitors alike.

As organisations continue to assess their practices as they negotiate red tape and increasing rules and regulations, many ask the question what will be next?