Sustainability in focus

Sustainability is at the forefront of the Narrabri to North Star Phase 1 project, and our construction contractor Trans4m Rail is committed to working smarter to protect the environment and leave a positive legacy for the local community.

Rail track traveling through a grassy area

We have optimised our design to reduce consumption of water, fuel, greenhouse gas emissions, impact on local roads, and overall time spent on the project.

The original design suggested a ground-level laydown area supporting works between Penney’s Road and South Moree. After collaborating with Trans4m’s construction crew prior to commencing earthworks, we raised the laydown area design by 200mm, reducing the need for excavation and strategically diverting storm water from flowing onto the laydown area. 

We have already saved: 

  • 5,000m3 of soil cut 
  • 10,000m3 of soil movement
  • 828,000 litres of construction water
  • 2.4km of travel associated with finding a water source closer to the site.

We will continue to look for innovative opportunities to implement water and resource saving initiatives, striving to make works on the N2NS Phase 1 project as sustainable as we can.

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