Sustainability

Our sustainability report

pdfEastLink Sustainability Report FY2019

Global leader in infrastructure sustainability

The 2019 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment has awarded EastLink the top "5 star" sustainability rating for the fourth year in a row.

The internationally recognised GRESB Infrastructure Assessment covers the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of 393 infrastructure assets located around the world. More details about GRESB

EastLink's sustainability performance is unmatched by any single toll road:

  • GRESB awarded EastLink its top 5 Star rating in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • GRESB ranked EastLink in the top 10% globally of 393 infrastructure assets
  • GRESB ranked EastLink #4 globally in the road companies (motorways) category
  • Australia's first road tunnel ventilation on demand system helped EastLink reduce overall power usage by 37% in FY2019
  • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions down by 36% in FY2019
  • high traffic - 250,000 vehicles per day
  • safest freeway in Melbourne - low casualty accident rate of 2.58 per 100 million vehicle kilometres 
  • quickest freeway in Melbourne - 96km/h average vehicle speed measured in the 100km/h zones
  • lowest tolls in Australia
  • $13.6M weekend toll discounts given to motorists during FY2019
  • the EastLink tunnels protect the environmentally sensitive Mullum Mullum valley
  • 480 hectares of landscaping with 4 million native trees, shrubs and plants
  • more than 6,000 trees and shrubs planted in FY2019
  • 63 wetlands treat road surface rainwater run-off before it is released to local waterways
  • 35km EastLink Trail for cyclists, pedestrians and runners
  • 12 public artworks, all by recognised artists
  • distinctive architectural features, including noise panels and pedestrian bridges
  • high quality of customer service exceeds the Key Performance Indicator standards (KPIs) agreed with the State
  • local call centre employs local people with local knowledge.

 

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