Working in partnership with the Department of State Growth Tasmania, they’re not only maintaining roads, they’re also blazing a trail for sustainable solutions in Tasmania.
It’s the first road contract in Tasmania to lay a bitumen sprayed seal modified with crumbed rubber sourced from waste tyres, first to use battery-powered equipment to reduce noise and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and first to obtain ISO 55001 Asset Management accreditation.
These solutions are improving the durability of Tasmanian roads and providing better experiences for the local community and road users. The initiatives have also led to another major first for a Tasmanian road project – an Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Operations rating from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).
The IS rating scheme provides a framework around sustainability, and fosters a culture of efficiency and waste reduction.
Obtaining this IS rating achieves a key goal set by Downer in our 2019 Sustainability Report. It also demonstrates the economic, social and environmental benefits of the approach taken by DM Roads in partnership with our customers to deliver services that create shared value through employment opportunities for disadvantaged Australians and support the North West Tasmanian community.
DM Roads, our customer and supply partners are implementing a range of initiatives on the North West Tasmania Road Maintenance contract.
This project demonstrates Downer’s contribution to achieve the following Sustainable Development Goals:
Last December, Downer partnered with our customers Queenstown Airport (QAC) to resurface 30,000sqm of aircraft parking area. It was a great opportunity to pave the way for new sustainability initiatives in airport resurfacing.
The newest additions to our Asset Services fleet are accelerating the drive towards a lower-emission and more sustainable future for Downer.
Downer is one of the largest and most experienced providers of design, build and maintenance services to Australia’s renewable energy market.