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GIPPSLAND WATER FACTORY
The Gippsland Water Factory will treat up to
35 million litres of domestic and industrial
wastewater daily. This is believed to be the first
factory in the world to combine anaerobic pre-
treatment with membrane bioreactor processing.
The GWF Alliance team combined these new
technologies to create a less resource-intensive
and more sustainable way to treat wastewater,
exceeding world best practice in this field.
As the first mining project in South Australia to
obtain a licence to operate in a regional reserve, the
Iluka--PB Alliance team emphasised the successful
design and delivery of remote infrastructure --- plus
its integration with its surrounds. With more than
20% of the workforce employed from the local
Indigenous population, Jacinth--Ambrosia had a
tangible impact on the economic and social life of
the surroundings communities.
This is the first freeway project in Australia to
integrate solar panels into the noise walls,
generating renewable energy which is fed back
into the power grid to help offset power demand
for freeway lighting. The TCI Alliance team (PB,
VicRoads and Baulderstone) recycled 99% of
construction waste from this VicRoads project.
This included the re-use of concrete, asphalt,
scrap metal, plastic, timber and glass --- saving
8500 tonnes of raw materials.
JILALAN COAL YARD UPGRADE
A collaborative design approach on this major rail
yard upgrade for QR improved safety for travellers,
removed delays for other transport users, and in the
process lifted productivity for nearby businesses.
Protection of the local environment included major
revegetation with 60 hectares of previously brown
field and cane lands returned to bush and planted
with 90,000 native species seedlings.
HELPING OUR CLIENTS EXCEED THEIR SUSTAINABILITY BRIEF
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