NorthConnex sustainability audit

Sydney NorthConnex Sustainability Audit

Sydney NorthConnex Sustainability Audit

NorthConnex is a $3 billion market-led proposal by Transurban to connect Sydney’s M1 motorway to the M2 including nine kilometres of tunnel. Design & Construct contractor Lendlease Bouygues Joint Venture were required to achieve an Excellent Infrastructure Sustainability rating.

Lendlease engaged Scott Losee Consulting to conduct desktop and on-site audits to ascertain independently the project’s sustainability status and satisfy the Man-5 credit’s auditing requirement. Scott completed a ‘shadow verification’, challenging the team and discipline leads to produce the detailed evidence that ISCA verifiers would require. He concluded the on-site audit with a presentation to the Project Director, managers, and head office and client representatives. This helped the team demonstrate the need for cross-project contribution to preparing the ISCA submission.

The audit gave the team the confidence to make their target score 21 points higher and they have brought forward time sensitive steps as a result of a clearer critical path.