Tagged: sustainability

$500 million fund to support low emissions tech

The Federal Government is establishing a new $500 million fund that will progress innovative projects and technologies to reduce emissions. The Powering Australia Technology Fund will operate through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), and is designed to increase the …

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Reducing embodied emissions in infrastructure

Infrastructure New South Wales (iNSW) recently released a discussion paper which provides guiding principles to help decarbonise the delivery of public infrastructure across the planning, design and construction phases. Focusing on reducing embodied emissions, the paper brings the NSW government …

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EOIs now open – Sustainability Policy Stream Deputy Chair

Expressions of Interest are being sought from senior leaders within RA’s membership for the role of Deputy Chair of our Sustainability Policy Stream, following Jay Stricker stepping away from the role recently. RA takes this opportunity to thank Jay for …

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Consultation opens on national EV strategy

Australia’s first National Electric Vehicle Strategy is taking shape, with the Federal Government releasing a consultation paper this week that is focused on helping to electrify road transport and boost the affordability, supply and uptake of EVs. The strategy is …

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ecologiQ puts circular economy front and centre

This week’s ecologiQ Greener Infrastructure Conference in Melbourne has put the spotlight on the enormous economic and sustainability opportunities available to our sector through the embrace of circular economy principles. Presented by the Major Transport Infrastructure Authority (MTIA), the event …

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Have your say on fleet transition

Last year, RA member EROAD surveyed 1,134 business decision makers across Australia and New Zealand in their first industry survey on sustainability. The findings of the survey were presented in EROAD’s “Road to Sustainability” report. As things continue to evolve …

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Funding for street side EV charging

The Federal Government will provide $871,000 to support the installation of EV charging equipment on street side power poles as part of a trial across 9 local government areas in NSW. This will see 50 chargers installed in areas that …

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IA review is a chance to reinvigorate sector productivity

Roads Australia (RA) has released its submission to the independent review of Infrastructure Australia (IA), which makes several recommendations that would enhance cross-jurisdictional planning, allow the transport infrastructure sector to be more productive and deliver a wider range of benefits …

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Ventia acquires hydrogen vehicle for fleet

RA member Ventia built on its commitment to sustainability recently when it took delivery of a second-generation model Toyota Mirai (one of only 20 in Australia) for its Western Roads Upgrade project team in Victoria. The Mirai (which means ‘future’) …

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