Making our roads more sustainable

​Crushed Recycled Concrete is being used on the Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening and Murdoch Drive Connection projects under full-depth asphalt, with some of the material being recycled from the Subiaco Oval demolition.

Waste generated from the demolition of structures or buildings can be recycled, utilizing building rubble and conserving natural resources. Along with the sustainability benefits, the material is structurally reliable, strong and durable, and is becoming increasingly cost competitive.

New standards are now in place that assist our industry to supply a quality project and give us confidence to use recycled road base and drainage rock on our projects. The standards include a new set of testing regimes to ensure recycled material is safe for its intended use.

The Roads to Reuse pilot program has involved collaboration with Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Waste Management Authority and industry to develop specifications.

 

 
Modified: 27 Mar 2020