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New sustainable infrastructure conference for Victoria

The first ecologiq Greener Infrastructure Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in September.

The conference will gather international sustainability experts, industry leaders, and governments from across the nation to share and explore the innovations, success stories, and future possibilities of sustainable infrastructure.

Running across two days, the conference will feature workshops, networking events, a range of keynote speakers and panels, and an industry trade hall where recycled product suppliers can showcase their wares.

The conference will be delivered by ecologiq, an initiative established to optimise the use of recycled and reused materials in major transport projects within Victoria.

The Mordialloc Freeway project, completed last November as part of Victoria’s Big Build, used an estimated 800,000 tonnes of repurposed and recycled material, including 570 tonnes of plastic waste to create 75 per cent recycled plastic noise walls, and 75 tonnes of 100 per cent recycled plastic drainage pipes.

Jacinta Allan, Minister for Transport Infrastructure and the Suburban Rail Loop, said the Victorian Government is aiming to balance the improvement of the state’s transport network with economic, social and environmental benefits.

“We look forward to celebrating innovation on Victoria’s greenest transport projects as well as hearing from world leaders on how we can accelerate circular change,” she said.

The ecologiq Greener Infrastructure Conference 2022 will run from 6 to 7 September.

For more information, visit: bigbuild.vic.gov.au

 

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