Forrestfield-Airport Link will be an innovative and sustainable project. It will provide a solution for enhancing the connectivity, liveability and prosperity of Perth and its eastern suburbs including the airport. It is a journey to deliver a landmark transport project – Our Sustainability Vision
The Forrestfield-Airport Link will extend the public transport network, which helps contribute to sustainable development by reducing vehicle use and improving the liveability, connectivity and amenity of residential areas in Perth’s eastern suburbs. But public rail infrastructure alone will not make a project sustainable.
The Forrestfield Airport Link is registered and will be seeking, as a minimum, an Excellent rating under the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme, which is administered by the Infrastructure Council of Australia (ISCA). The scheme provides a framework for the implementation and evaluation of sustainability initiatives and potential environmental, social and economic impacts of infrastructure projects and assets.
Sustainability is a holistic concept that informs thinking and decision making. It is an integrated approach, part of the whole project life. The PTA has developed a Sustainability Position Statement for the project, outlining the ways in which the project is committed to sustainability. SI-NRW is committed to integrating environmental, social and governance elements into its decision-making to reduce whole-of-life costs, and contribute to safe and healthy employees, communities and ecosystems. It will drive economic, social and environmental innovation during the design and construction phases and encourage the same from its supply chains and service providers. SI-NRW’s Sustainability Policy Statement outlines its objectives and approach to achieving these commitments.
The Forrestfield-Airport Link project is proud to release the first annual Sustainability Report, which showcases the effort made during the 2016–2017 financial year in integrating sustainability into the design and construction phases. The report communicates our sustainability performance, provides details of the project’s sustainability objectives and targets, and outlines our achievements to date.