Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade infrastructure sustainability services

Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade ISCA sustainability

For the Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade (HRFU) of the Bruce Highway near Townsville, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) specified an ‘Excellent’ Design and As Built rating with the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s (ISCA) rating scheme. This would be TMR’s first ISCA project in North Queensland. The Infrastructure Group (TIG) joint venture, comprising BMD, Bielby, JF Hull and Albem, needed specialists to ensure they satisfied TMR and ISCA requirements, and built capacity to deliver sustainability.

Losee Consulting led the application of sustainability, including—

  • Integrating sustainability in design
  • Base case and weightings assessment
  • Sustainability management plan and governance
  • Modelling energy, water and materials
  • Climate change adaptation planning, and
  • Evidence collection and ISCA submission preparation.

Exceptional sustainability initiatives include—

  • Ecological enhancements
  • 40% reduction in materials impact
  • Container collection to raise funds for local school
  • Beneficial reuse of topsoil.

We submitted the design rating for independent verification of an ‘Excellent’ level of performance.