Another milestone has been reached at the NSW Government’s New Intercity Fleet Maintenance Facility, with all plastic waste from the construction site turned into asphalt.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the equivalent of 60,000 plastic bags have been collected.
“This collaboration between John Holland Group and the Plastic Police has seen all plastic wrapping and waste products from the construction of the New Intercity Fleet Maintenance Facility turned into asphalt for nearby local roads,” Mr Crouch said.
“This is the first time an Australian project has ‘closed the loop’ by capturing its own waste and transforming it into a new product.
“Thanks to this innovative recycling method, the amount of crude oil required is reduced and the amount of waste going to landfill has been minimised.
“It’s fantastic to see an Australian-first initiative being implemented at Kangy Angy to protect the local environment and benefit the wider Central Coast community.”
Mr Crouch said work is continuing to power along at Kangy Angy.
“John Holland Group, the company undertaking construction on the NSW Government’s behalf, are doing a fantastic job and are not far away from wrapping up their work,” Mr Crouch said.
“300 jobs have been created during construction and 100 permanent jobs, including apprenticeships, will be created once the Maintenance Facility begins operating.”
The New Intercity Fleet will enter service in late 2020 and the Central Coast and Newcastle Line will be the first in NSW to receive the new trains.
For more information, go to: www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/current-projects/new-intercity-fleet.