The Logan Enhancement Project has been awarded the first Leading rating in Queensland by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).
The rating is the first and only national sustainability rating tool for infrastructure, measuring sustainability performance across the quadruple bottom line (environmental, social, economic and governance).
The $512 million project includes upgrading parts of the Logan and Gateway Extension motorways, improving key congestion hot spots (Mt Lindesay Highway/Beaudesert Road interchange and the Wembley Road/Logan Motorway interchange) and constructing new south-facing ramps at Compton Road.
Program Director – Projects Queensland, Andy Richardson, said the ISCA rating cemented Transurban’s position as a leader in the sustainable design and construction of major infrastructure.
“From the outset, the project team challenged the status-quo and looked for more sustainable ways to deliver the project,” Andy said.
“This influenced everything from the design of the project, the materials used, waste management, and how we worked with the community and stakeholders.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work put in by the team to deliver a project that has significantly benefited our customers while maintaining our innovative approach to integrating sustainability principles in the way we work.”
Key sustainability achievements of the project include:
- using 220,000 tonnes of a more sustainable and environmentally friendly road asphalt – EME2
- investing $20m in new fauna bridges and other infrastructure to help wildlife move safely throughout the corridor
- adding 30kms of roadway lit with LED lights, delivering a 30 per cent reduction in energy
- investing over $340,000 and 15,000 hours’ worth of time in the local community – including providing work experience opportunities for local high school students
- implementing stringent recycling on site, including a state-first soft plastics recycling scheme (first for the construction industry) – all the recycling measures combined resulted in a 61 per cent diversion of office waste and 98 per cent diversion of construction and demolition waste from landfill.