M1 Upgrade, Burleigh to Palm Beach—Sustainability management

Implementation of sustainability with construction team on major highway road upgrade

Project

As part of the Pacific Motorway (M1) Varsity Lakes to Tugun (VL2T) upgrade, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) included a requirement for a Sustainability Management Representative to oversee sustainability management and implement the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme during construction. 

Following award of its first major project, SMA Infrastructure, a joint venture comprising Sunstate Group Queensland (SGQ), McIlwain, and Albem Operations, engaged Losee Consulting to become the Sustainability Management Representative for the Burleigh to Palm Beach (B2PB) section of the upgrade.

B2PB is one of three packages, the Australian Government is contributing $680 million toward the VL2T upgrade and the Queensland Government is contributing $320 million. The upgrade is supporting an average of 850 jobs.

Solution

Oliver Mitchell, from Losee Consulting, was embedded in the SMA Infrastructure team to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Update SMA’s project management systems to address sustainability requirements in the Project Specific Technical Specifications (PSTS) and IS rating scheme
  • Brief the project team on sustainability requirements and expectations
  • Deliver training
  • Liaise with TMR and the Contract Administrator (GHD).

Construction for the project is currently underway.

Services

Infrastructure sustainability implementation

Location

Gold Coast, Queensland

Dates

2020 – ongoing

Asset type

Road

Industry

Construction

Certifications

ISv1.2 ‘Excellent’ As Built rating being sought

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