The design of Port of Brisbane’s $110 million Port Drive Upgrade has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).
The project aims to deliver safer and more efficient roads at the port and includes a variety of sustainability innovations, including the largest placement of EME2 asphalt on a road project in Australia – approximately 50,000m3.
It also utilises offsite stormwater treatment, which incorporates Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd’s (PBPL) scientifically-based and assessed offsite stormwater treatment project in the Lockyer Valley, LED street lighting and other sustainability benefits.
The project is also targeting an ‘Excellent’ ‘As Built’ rating from ISCA.
Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd (PBPL) CEO Roy Cummins said achieving an ‘Excellent’ rating for the project was a demonstration of PBPL’s commitment to sustainable port development.
“Our investment in this project was brought forward well ahead of demand to improve safety and create a more efficient road network that would support the Port’s growth well into the future,” Mr. Cummins said.
He said the project design was assessed against a wide range of measures including its management systems, environmental management, stakeholder participation, and innovation.
“We also challenged ourselves and the principal contractor, Seymour Whyte Constructions, to identify and implement innovative solutions to ensure the design delivered optimal environmental and safety outcomes.
“I want to congratulate PBPL’s construction team, Seymour Whyte and its designer Arup, and thank all our stakeholders, particularly the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, for their continued support on the project.”
Port Drive Upgrade is a $110 million investment by PBPL to deliver safer and more efficient port roads. It is on track for completion in mid-2018, subject to site and weather conditions.