Sydney Metro has taken out two major awards for work on Australia’s biggest public transport infrastructure project.
The 2016 NSW Premier’s Award for Building Infrastructure was awarded to both Transport for NSW and tunnel builders CPB John Holland Dragados for the twin 15km tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping, Australia’s longest railway tunnels.
The prestigious award recognises significant infrastructure projects in NSW that make a difference to local communities.
The Sydney Metro project team has also picked up the NSW Government’s 17th Green Globe Award for Public Sector Leadership, which recognises environmental excellence, leadership and innovation.
Sydney Metro received the award for a commitment to sustainability through initiatives such as recycling 100 per cent of crushed rock during tunnelling and recycling 95 per cent of all construction waste.
Other key initiatives included offsetting operational carbon emissions through a renewable energy project, biodiversity offsets through securing NSW BioBanking sites and the promotion and protection of heritage items uncovered during the project.
The Green Globe judges said of Sydney Metro that it is “establishing a high bar for best practice civil engineering projects.”