We have worked hard to minimise our impact on the local environment, whilst building a safer and more accessible road for everyone.

We understand we worked in an environmentally sensitive area and can confirm that we had no reported incidents or disruptions to the Yarra River throughout construction. We have ensured the design of the new bridge increases the light beneath it and that the bridge supports avoided the river and river banks.

We have also landscaped the area using native plants and shrubs in collaboration with key stakeholders. We are working with the City of Yarra to install fauna rope bridges in the area and provide safe crossing opportunities for possums and other fauna in the area.

Noise reduction

We understand that lowering traffic noise is important to you. We’ve installed a range of noise reducing treatment to help protect privacy and reduce traffic noise in the area. These include:

  • Stone mastic asphalt - a noise reducing asphalt for the final layer of road surface
  • noise barriers next to Rex Avenue
  • noise barriers on the west side of the new Chandler Highway bridge.