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Waste not, want not

Thursday, 24 May 2012


ECU has planning and design guidelines covering the waste management and sustainability of all construction activity on campus and the construction of Building 34 is no different.

All materials and plants removed from the Joondalup Campus site will be recycled or reused where possible.

The construction teams working have worked hard to preserve the trees and plants on the site. Half of the original trees will remain in place and 13 of those removed have been replanted.

Those that cannot be relocated will be turned into mulch or will be milled for timber to be used on campus in the future.  

The lights, waste bins and bricks removed from the pathways on the site are being stored. Those that are undamaged will be reused, while half of the bricks have already been set aside for the development of new outdoor seating areas.

Rather than ending up as landfill, the remaining rock, limestone and concrete removed from the site will help to build new roads in WA, forming hardstand and road base materials.

More information about Building 34 is available on the ECU website

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