ISCA board returns home

The board of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) returns to Brisbane for another Queensland based meeting this Thursday, February 20th at the offices of law firm, Holding Redlich.

ISCA was born out of a workshop held at Brisbane’s Engineering House several years ago, when some colleagues who had been exposed to early work on CEEQUAL brought the idea back to Australia.

This led to the formation of the Ausralian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) which rebranded in 2012 to ISCA and now has its national office in Sydney.

The first ever Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating was awarded to a Queensland project, the Whitsunday Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades, which received an ‘Excellent’ rating on April 5, 2013.

This followed several Queensland pilot projects, including the Eastern Busway (Buranda to Main Avenue) and Logan Water Alliance. Next week, Directors will be looking forward to Queensland’s next IS rating, which is likely to be the Gold Coast Light Rail project.

We are expecting several more Queensland projects and assets to register for ratings as the State and others invest in important infrastructure, such as the Underground Bus and Train Project.

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