The Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 has been awarded a leading rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC). The ISC Rating Scheme is Australia and New Zealand’s only comprehensive rating system for evaluating sustainability across the planning, design, construction, and operational phases of infrastructure projects
Throughout the project the team have integrated an array of initiatives aimed at reducing their carbon footprint, including 3 Australian-first innovations, which have delivered enormous environmental benefits for the project.
Initiatives that have contributed to the rating include:
- more than 16,000 tonnes of Reconophalt, an ashplant made from recycled waste, laid on the Monash Freeway. This totals more than:
- 13 million plastic bags
- 300,000 printer toner cartridges
- 4000 tonnes of recycled reclaimed asphalt pavement.
- the implementation of E-Mesh (100% recycled plastic product) in lieu of steel reinforcement, used in the shared user path along O’Shea Road and footpaths at site compounds
- partnership with Australian-owned company ‘Aqua Prep’, allowing the project to reuse and recycle 100% of the water used in the hydro demolition process
- the use of slip form barriers between Princes Highway and Cardinia Road, saving 950 tonnes of steel
- partnering with newly established Aboriginal-owned company, ‘Bunji Hire’, who have provided the project with 15 hybrid vehicles.
- 100% renewable electricity used to power site offices instead of diesel-powered generators.
This is one of the first projects delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria to have received an ISC “leading rating” – a testament to the 4 years of hard work put in by the Monash Freeway Upgrade Stage 2 team, and their focus on sustainability.
Find out more about the Monash Freeway Upgrade.