2018 Award Winner Profile: Main Roads WA
Congratulations to Main Roads Western Australia, who were presented with the 2018 Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award in Sydney on October 17, at the 2018 Sustainability in Infrastructure Awards Dinner.
The Organisational Leadership in Infrastructure Sustainability Award recognises an organisation that exhibits the most outstanding performance, leadership and greatest contribution to advancing infrastructure sustainability in Australasia. Open to all ISCA members and industry partners, any organisation may enter this category.
Main Roads Western Australia (Main Roads) are one of three key transport agencies in Western Australia (WA). Representing one of the world’s most expansive road networks, they are responsible for 18,500 kilometres of road spread over 2.5 million square kilometres. Their role is to support the needs of all road users across the State by providing an integrated world-class road transport network.
Main Roads’ formal sustainability policy ‘Keep WA Moving’, in effect since 2006, makes a commitment to “develop a sustainable transport network that meets social, economic and environmental needs”, and has the aspiration “to provide world class outcomes for the customer through a safe, reliable and sustainable road-based transport system”.
This policy identifies four key-focus areas: Customers, Movement, Safety, and Sustainability. Of these, sustainability is recognised as crucial to achieving the government goal of providing WA with an integrated transport solution and creating an efficient and user-friendly state-wide transport network.
A member of ISCA since 2009, they were the first organisation to register for an IS Version 2.0 (ISv2.0) Planning rating in 2018, with a further five upcoming projects set to undergo ISv2.0 planning ratings.