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Sustainability excellence

Posted on August 22nd, 2018

The design of Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ Infrastructure Sustainability rating following a third party review by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).

“Sustainability is a key focus for us. The Logan Enhancement Project has met the criteria in our design and it’s fantastic to be awarded a rating of excellent by ISCA,” General Manager – Delivery Queensland, Ian Sinclair said.

Sustainability achievements on the Logan Enhancement Project include our collaboration with local environment groups to shape improvements to fauna connectivity throughout the corridor, the use of an innovative asphalt product, and soft plastic recycling at all project satellite site offices.

“We are proud to challenge traditional views on road construction. By aiming to do things differently, we can realise significant benefits to the community and our environment throughout the design and construction of major projects,” Ian said.

The team is particularly proud and now looks towards construction and the ‘As Built’ rating to maintain this fantastic outcome. They recently celebrated at an industry event, attended by ISCA CEO, Ainsley Simpson, as well as key stakeholders including government and council partners, and representatives from local environmental groups.

Key Logan Enhancement Project sustainability achievements:

  • collaborating with local environment groups and scientists to design measures to protect the wildlife of Karawatha Forest, including a new fauna overpass, underpasses, rope bridges and glider poles
  • engaging over 580,000 people through a digital campaign leading to over 1,700 registrations for updates
  • adopting sustainable technologies such as energy-saving LED highway lights and an innovative ‘EME2’ asphalt product that reduces the volume of materials required for road surfaces
  • identifying approximately 200 items of Aboriginal cultural significance by hand-scraping at 24 sites- commencing recycling of soft-plastics—a first for the infrastructure construction industry.