Photo: The Bruce Highway Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale (E2G) project.

Excellence in Environmental Sustainability Award for Bruce Highway Edmonton to Gordonvale (E2G) team

A Seymour Whyte joint venture in collaboration with the project proponent The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), has won the Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC) Excellence in Environmental Award.

This achievement is for The Cairns Southern Access Corridor Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale (E2G) project, which focused on emissions reduction and circular economy initiatives.

The project introduced a new approach to construction by using a concrete extruding slipform paver and substituting 100% recycled plastic fibre reinforcement for steel.

This Australian-first method reduced raw materials usage, boosted productivity and repurposed waste.

Additionally, the project introduced a Queensland-first initiative by implementing six solar hybrid systems. These systems reduced diesel consumption while providing a reliable power supply.

The judges acknowledged the project’s ability to address an extensive range of UN SDG initiatives.

“It created benefits to the local project and also a large number of other projects nationwide. An environmental approach to operations as well as deliverables.”