​NorthLink WA Southern Section has taken out two 2017 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards – the IS Impact Award (projects >$20m) and the IS Outstanding Achievement Award.

The IS Impact Award recognises the project that exhibits the most outstanding leadership and greatest contribution to advancing infrastructure sustainability in Australasia. The IS Outstanding Achievement Award recognises the IS certified project that has demonstrated the highest overall excellence and sustainability achievements.

The Southern Section achieved a leading ISCA rating of 93 earlier this year, highest ever in WA and the highest score for a design and construct project in Australia.

Receiving these awards is a testament to the collaborative approach undertaken by ourselves and contractor John Holland and continued commitment to deliver this project responsibly in economic, environmental and social areas.

As the Southern Section heads towards the final stretch of construction, we will soon be able to see pioneering initiatives come to life on the project early next year.

Some of these initiatives include:

  • adaptive and dimmable lighting
  • asphalt treatments that improve and extend the life of pavement as well as optimising recycled product
  • design initiatives including a three-pin arch pedestrian underpass
  • awareness raising including a supplier sustainability day
  • a four metre-wide shared path for pedestrians and cyclists
  • a grade-separated roundabout at Morley Drive that offers many safety benefits for motorists with a reduction of conflict points, encouraging a free-flowing interchange that reduces congestion and associated emissions
  • trial of a solar powered permanent Variable Message Sign (VMS) using wireless communication technology.


Image: Leo Coci, Executive Director Infrastructure Delivery, Rob Arnott, Senior Project Director – NorthLink WA, Josh Key, Environmental Manager, John Holland, Patrick Ilott, Sustainability Manager, John Holland