SUSTAINABILITY

CDL recycles 95pc of construction waste

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CDL Australia’s $130 million residential development, Brickworks Park, saw 95% of construction waste from demolition at the former Newmarket Brickworks site declared recyclable.

According to an official recycle report, after four months of clearance works at the Brisbane site the lion’s share of demolition material will be able to be reused for civil works throughout both Brisbane and Logan.

“The recyclable waste removed from the site of Brickworks Park is above average. It’s impossible to achieve a 100 per cent recyclable rate, so 95 per cent is outstanding,” said Jenneffer McKiernan.

The 2018 National Waste Report found that typically only 67% of construction waste in Australia is saved from reaching landfill.

“We spent four months removing mostly concrete which was crushed on site. This will now be used within Brisbane City and Logan City regions for civil works to construct infrastructure like roadways and drainage,” added McKiernan.

The steel from demolished dwellings on the site will also me cut down and used overseas, with the removal of the steal and over 10,000 tonnes of concrete making way for civil works to commence.

“Environmental sustainability is paramount at CDL Australia and we’re proud to see the early stages of development at Brickworks Park are representative of this,” said John Bush, director of residential at CDL Australia.

The 3.15-hectare Brickworks Park will include 40% green space, while Singapore-based CDL has also committed to preserving the heritage listed chimney on the site.

“At CDL Australia, we believe that we can have a greener footprint through smarter development and by incorporating thoughtful architectural and design elements which is a new-age approach to sustainable renewal that is also beneficial to residents,” added Bush.

The residential project will integrate sustainable features such as energy efficient air conditioning, LED smart sensor lighting, home solar systems and gas recirculating hot water facilities across its apartment and townhouse offerings.

As well as environmentally friendly smart water systems, with sanitary fittings, tapware, irrigation networks and rainwater harvesting.

Brickworks Park will also include resort style amenities including pool, Club House lounge, dining pavilion, basketball hoop, community garden, art studio, gymnasium, barbecue zones, activity shed and dog park.

70% of the development’s first stage is currently sold, with the launch of Brickworks Park’s second stage to be launched imminently.

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