Located on the Hurstbridge line in Victoria, Wattle Glen Station serves the north-eastern Melbourne community.
As part of this station precinct parking upgrade, we’ve made commuting safer and easier. Wamarra was engaged to expand the car park, construct a shared path, and improve lighting, CCTV coverage and bicycle facilities.
With a focus on providing meaningful, long-term employment for Indigenous people, while minimising our impact on the environment, Wamarra made the most of sustainable materials and practices available to us for the project and invited local community members to be part of the 30-strong team.
We’re extremely proud that our Indigenous workforce contributed 4,800 hours to this project, totalling 40% of our project participation.
Throughout the project, our carbon footprint was reduced using recycled crushed concrete, 20% RAP asphalt and recycled wheel stops and mulch. When we unexpectedly encountered asbestos on site, we were quick to halt work, contain the site and engage qualified removalists, minimising risk to our team and the community.
With greater capacity for park-and-ride commuting and a safer, more inviting environment for pedestrians and cyclists, our efforts have delivered a station the Wattle Glen community can be proud of.
The project was completed with the Level Crossing Removal Project and funded by the Victorian Government.
|sector||Roads and Bridges|
|client||McConnell Dowell (WPA)|