‘Excellent’ sustainability rating for Rous Head
The Rous Head Industrial Park has been certified with a prestigious ‘Excellent as Built’ rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.

Published: 16/06/2017

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ISCA CEO Antony Sprigg (left) presents the Certificate of Excellence to Fremantle Ports Chairman Dr Jim Limerick

Fremantle Ports’ Rous Head Industrial Park has been certified with a prestigious ‘Excellent as Built’ rating by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).

The development of this reclaimed land was the first project in the ports sector to register for an infrastructure sustainability rating in Australia and the first port rating awarded in WA.

The 27 hectares of land created as a product of the 2010 Inner Harbour deepening has been developed for port-related purposes, mostly to support the container trade and associated logistics networks.

As well as an efficient truck marshalling facility, land uses include container logistics, storage, short-term warehousing and empty container parks. The design of the area has improved traffic flows, allowed for the consolidation of some operations onto larger sites and increased road safety.

A light-vehicle road along the seawall and a bike/pedestrian path have been incorporated to improve public access to the North Mole. An area of landscaped open space has been included for the community and fairy terns are making excellent use of their dedicated nesting sanctuary.

The sustainability rating was announced at the ISCA State conference hosted by Fremantle Ports recently.

ISCA CEO Antony Sprigg said: ‘Fremantle Ports’ leadership in sustainability has inspired others within the sector and we look forward to continuing to work closely together to improve the sustainability of infrastructure in Western Australia.’

In thanking ISCA, Fremantle Ports Chairman Dr Jim Limerick said the decision to be part of the ISCA sustainability ratings program was consistent with Fremantle Ports’ commitment to continuous improvement.

‘We are proud of the ISCA sustainability rating outcome and we also value the learnings from this process.’

ISCA State conference at Fremantle Ports

Attendees at the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) State conference held at Fremantle Ports recently enjoyed a full day of speakers, panels and a port tour.

Some of those who attended:

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Melissa Manns (left) and Adam van de Beeke, both of Fremantle Ports, and Lena Gerathy, Aegle Sustainability

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From left: Amy Elkington, GHD; Antony Sprigg, CEO of ISCA; Christopher White; EnForce Industries; and Jo Carles, Salini AustraliaAmy Elkington, GHD; Antony Sprigg, CEO of ISCA; Christopher White; EnForce Industries; and Jo Carles, Salini Australia

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Chris Walker, Jacobs; Liz Root (keynote speaker), Auckland Transport; and Rebecca James (right), Fremantle Ports

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Janine Barrow (left) and Emma Dade, both of Jacobs
 

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Rob Johnson, One Steel; Tony Watson, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff; Tom Davies, Edge Environment Rob Johnson, One Steel; Tony Watson, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff; Tom Davies, Edge Environment