2022 ecologiQ Conference Brings Together Infrastructure Industry

September 28, 2022

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More than 1,000 people from Victorian industry, government and the circular economy sector recently gathered for Major Road Projects Victoria’s (MRPV) 2022 ecologiQ Conference to discover new ways of optimising recycled and sustainable materials in the build of major road and rail projects.

The conference included site tours on one of Victoria’s new electric buses

On day one of the conference, 100 delegates toured the cities major projects and its leading sustainable materials suppliers including Alex Fraser’s Laverton Sustainable Supply Hub and Clarinda Recycling Facility.

Managing Director Peter Murphy said the conference’s opening tours were a highlight of the event.

“The industry tours proved to be a great opportunity to meet the people responsible for building our city’s major roads and infrastructure and to work together to find ways achieve better sustainability outcomes on their projects.”

Mr. Murphy explained  that while tours of Alex Fraser’s facilities are a regular occurrence, the ecologiQ tours had a real sustainable edge.

“Our leaders host many tours with civil construction and sustainability experts from across the globe, it was great to host these sustainability focused tours aboard brand new 100% electric buses.”

Sustainable Supplier Panel

“Its been a long time since so many industry and government leaders have been able to come together. MRPV and ecologiQ did a great job of bringing everyone together, and rekindling our collective together with such energy and enthusiasm for building greener infrastructure.”

Mr. Murphy was also a guest speaker on the Sustainable Supplier Panel along with Integrated Recycling’s GM Stephen Webster and Pact Group’s Executive GM Wayne Williams. Moderated by Sustainability Victoria’s CEO Matt Genever, the session demonstrated the scope and capability of Victoria’s leading producers to supply major projects and explored how Victoria’s infrastructure industry can achieve significantly improved sustainability outcomes through the use of recycled materials first.

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