Recycled roads project wins national award

recycled roads project

Bass Coast Shire Council has been recognised for a project using recycled pavement in local roads.

The council won the Excellence in Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation in Local Government category at the recent AustStab Awards of Excellence, sponsored by Caterpillar.

The AustStab Awards, now in their eleventh year, recognise excellence in pavement recycling and stabilisation, and showcase the best and brightest in the industry.

Michael Whelan, Bass Coast Mayor, said council’s winning project, ‘Recycling Island Resources,’ was a testament to the shire’s dedication to sustainability.

“Through innovative practices, we’ve reused 3181 tonnes of recycled materials to revamp a road, all within its existing location,” Whelan said.

“This not only prevented the need for 2558 tonnes of new materials but also saved 2353 tonnes of construction and demolition materials from being discarded. Moreover, we’ve drastically reduced truck movements, covering over 29,400 fewer kilometres and saving 16,400 litres of diesel.”

The award category is specifically aimed at local government initiatives that have adopted innovative pavement recycling and stabilisation practices resulting in better outcomes for their communities.

Greg Box, Acting Chief Executive Officer, said the award is recognition of Bass Coast’s approach to waste management and the circular economy.

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