Commuters and holiday makers can get to the beach faster, and on a more sustainable road, using Australia’s greenest freeway in Melbourne’s south-east.
Made from more than 150,000 tonnes of recycled asphalt, more than 193,000 tonnes of recycled roadbase and 570,00 tonnes of plastic waste – the new Mordialloc freeway demonstrates how we can create useful, long-lasting infrastructure with the things that Victorians recycle.
It’s oh so quiet
Australia’s greenest freeway was delivered by Major Road Projects Victoria, with the state government’s ecologiQ program ensuring products made from recycled materials were considered at every step of the way.
A key feature is the 10,000 noise wall panels made from 75% recycled plastic – the first of their kind in the world.
The revolutionary panels were developed by local Victorian manufacturer Pact Group, used in this project with the financial support of Sustainability Victoria through the Victorian Government’s Circular Economy Market Acceleration Program.