Sustainable concrete road trial

Sustainable concrete road trial

World-first trial

In the first trial of its kind, we’ve taken industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and steel manufacturing to create a new roadway.

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Wyndham Street, Alexandria

We’ve completed works to trial a new sustainable concrete road in Wyndham Street, Alexandria between Mandible Street and Bourke Road.

The works involved renewing 2 sections of road – 1 section using a more sustainable blend of concrete and recycled materials, and the other using traditional concrete.

The sustainable concrete blend uses an alternative cement that generates only 180 kilograms of CO2 per tonne, compared to 900 kilograms used in producing traditional cement.

University of NSW researchers will monitor road performance for 3 months. The data will inform industry standards for using sustainable pavements in the future.

The works took place on the weekends of 30 to 31 March and 6 to 7 April.


For more information about the works, please contact:

Phillip Britten
Community Liaison Officer
0409 075 591

For more information about the project, please contact:

Rick Henson
Senior Project Coordinator
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Tuesday, 18 June 2019