Puckapunyal’s Green Road
March 29, 2021
Improvement works have recently been completed at the Department of Defence’s Safe Driver Area at the Puckapunyal Military Base; providing a safe and controlled environment for soldiers to be trained to operate heavy vehicles and machinery.
The road was resurfaced with Green Roads PolyPave™, a sustainable asphalt product containing high volumes of recycled materials including recycled plastic bottles and recycled asphalt pavement (RAP).
AMH Civil Operations Manager Josh Jensen said that the Department of Defence’s focus on sustainable outcomes drove them to choose PolyPave asphalt on this project.
“To reduce the environmental impact of this infrastructure project, the consultant Aurecon, and the Department of Defence sought a tried and tested, green wearing course product. We suggested PolyPave was the sustainable solution they were looking for.”
Several stakeholders were involved in the completion of this project including AMH Civil, BA Road Services, Joss Constructions, Aurecon Consultants, and the Department of Defence.
Jensen said all parties were extremely satisfied with the result.
“The PolyPave asphalt laid just fine, it provided a good finish on an important training road.”
Alex Fraser Asphalt GM Brendan Camilleri said he was encouraged to see PolyPave asphalt being used to build greener roads at such iconic sites.
“It’s wonderful to see government facilities like Puckapunyal taking the lead on sustainable development and investing in innovative products like PolyPave™ that recycle waste, reduce emission and provide longer lasting, quality pavements.
The use of PolyPave Asphalt on this project has:
- Diverted more than 52.73 tonnes from landfill (equivalent to 659 wheelie bins)
- Reduced carbon emissions by 1,560 kilograms, and
- Recycled more than 5,200 plastic containers.