Recycled concrete waste from excavated footpaths and kerbs is being used to reconstruct car parks across the LGA as part of Council’s car park renewal programs, reducing environmental impacts and saving money.
Used concrete and building materials is being turned into road base at the former quarry at Kentlyn, saving about $100,000 on the cost of road reconstruction.
The material has been used at car parks at Victoria Park, Minto, Minto Indoor Basketball and Eschol Park Sports Complex.
“We are always looking for sustainable solutions that will reduce our impact on the environment and ensure that we are leading by example when it comes to important initiatives such as recycling,” Mayor George Brticevic said.
“Going forward, we will continue to save concrete and other materials for recycling in future programs,” Cr Brticevic said.
“Reusing these materials ensures they do not end up in landfill and helps us to do more with the same budget,” he said.
Green waste reclaimed from tree pruning, storm damage and maintenance programs will also be stored at the quarry for bulk shredding and future reuse in parks and other landscaping projects as organic garden mix.
The resurfacing of these car parks is part of Council’s larger $17.4 million asset renewal program which also includes footpaths, kerb and gutter, roads and buildings.