Sustainability

Our sustainability report

pdfEastLink Sustainability Report to 30 June 2018

Global leader in infrastructure sustainability

The 2018 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment has awarded EastLink the top "5 star" sustainability rating for the third year in a row.

The internationally recognised GRESB Infrastructure Assessment covers the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of 280 infrastructure reporting entities located around the world. More details about GRESB

EastLink's sustainability performance is unmatched by any toll road:

  • top "5 star" rating awarded by GRESB in 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • GRESB ranked EastLink #1 globally in the road companies (private entity) category
  • GRESB ranked EastLink #5 globally of 280 infrastructure entities 
  • high traffic - 250,000 vehicles per day
  • fastest freeway in Melbourne - 95km/h average vehicle speed measured in the 100km/h zones
  • safest freeway in Melbourne - casualty accident rate just 1.59 per 100 million vehicle kilometres
  • lowest tolls in Australia
  • 20% weekend discount for cars provided $13.4M in savings to customers during FY2018
  • the EastLink tunnels protect the environmentally sensitive Mullum Mullum valley
  • Australia's first road tunnel ventilation on demand system has decreased tunnel power usage by 68%
  • 480 hectares of landscaping with 4 million native trees, shrubs and plants
  • 12,500 trees and shrubs planted in FY2018
  • 60 wetlands treat road surface rainwater run-off before it is released to local waterways
  • 35km EastLink Trail for cyclists, pedestrians and runners
  • 12 public artworks, all by recognised artists
  • distinctive architectural features, including noise panels and pedestrian bridges
  • high quality of customer service exceeds the Key Performance Indicator standards (KPIs) agreed with the State
  • local call centre employs local people with local knowledge.

 

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