Thursday, May 30, 2024

Bass Coast lays claim to pavement recycling award

Bass Coast Shire Council has been recognised for its sustainability and innovation efforts at the recent 11th AustStab Awards of Excellence, taking the top prize in the category of ‘Excellence in Pavement Recycling and Stabilisation in Local Government’.

The AustStab Awards of Excellence recognise excellence in pavement recycling and stabilisation.

Council’s winning project, ‘Recycling Island Resources’, is a testament to Council’s dedication to sustainability, said Mayor, Michael Whelan.

“Through innovative practices, we’ve reused 3,181 tonnes of recycled materials to revamp a road, all within its existing location,” he said.

“This not only prevented the need for 2,558 tonnes of new materials but also saved 2,353 tonnes of construction and demolition materials from being discarded. Moreover, we’ve drastically reduced truck movements, covering over 29,400 fewer kilometers and saving 16,400 liters of diesel.

“I’d like to congratulate the Infrastructure Delivery team and to David Vaea for being present to receive the award. This award demonstrates our commitment to innovation and sustainability as well as providing value to our ratepayers.”

Acting CEO, Greg Box said, “This award is a significant recognition for our approach at Bass Coast and is yet another demonstration of why we are statewide leaders in innovation in waste management and the circular economy.”

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