Como Station Upgrade - ISCouncil

Como Station Upgrade

Project Details

  • Rating Type: As Built
  • Location: NSW
  • Rating Level: Leading
  • Rating Score: 86.62
  • IS Project manager: Diego Uzzun
  • Stakeholders: Degan Constructions ,Transport for NSW (TfNSW) ,GHD


The Como Station Upgrade Project (the Project) is part of the third tranche of Transport for NSW’s (TfNSW) Transport Access Program, known as TAP 3 and seeks to improve access to public transport for people with disability or limited mobility, parents and careers with prams, and customers with luggage. Providing accessible transport services for everyone in the community is one of the six priorities from TfNSW’s Future Transport Strategy. 

Works at Como Station included:  

  • Construction of a new lift between the station platforms and underpass including associated lobbies and awnings. 
  • Removal of the existing ramp from Como Parade to the underpass with the construction of a new lift and access stairs from the street level and carpark to provide access to the existing underpass. 
  • Removal of the existing ramp on Railway Road and the construction of new DDA compliant ramp from the street to the underpass.  
  • Formalisation of the kiss and ride area on Railway Road with nosing and handrail upgrades to the existing access stairs. 
  • Regrading and relocation of three accessible spaces in the Como Parade commuter carpark.  
  • New accessible pathways throughout the station precinct including the resurfaced platforms and platform coping tactile upgrades.   

Rating Highlights 

Category  Credits  Achievements/Risks 
Energy and Carbon  Ene-1  The Project achieved a verified level of 3 with a score of 9.87. 

The Project design achieved a 45.1% lifecycle energy reduction (16,228,194 MJ to 8,912,222 MJ) and a 48.8% lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions reduction (3,314 tCO2-e to 1,697 tCO2-e) compared to the base case. The following initiatives contributed to the emissions and energy reductions:  

  • Efficient Lighting design using LEDs, timers, and Photoelectric cells.  
  • Efficient HVAC design using Inverter Air Conditioning technologies.  
  • Renewable energy substitution through Solar PV Glass 
Water  Wat-1  The Project achieved a verified level of 3 with a score of 7.40. 

The Project achieved a 28.8% lifecycle water use reduction compared to the base case (15.189 ML to 10.847 ML). Water usage reduction during construction was achieved in four main ways:  

  • Use of water efficient fixtures and fittings in site facilities  
  • Reducing effort associated with tasks requiring water through smart design  
  • Reuse of captured rainwater for site activities  
  • Good water management practices 
Urban and Landscape Design   Urb-1  The Project achieved a verified level of 3 with a score of 6.58.  

The Project identified an opportunity to improve the station’s visual experience by utilising the natural environmental features in the urban design. This includes polishing and showcasing the exposed natural sandstone features from the lift shaft excavation instead of implementing the original shotcrete design finish. As a result, the sandstone materials helped provide the station with a warm and inviting aesthetic for the community. 

Verified Innovations 

Name   Verification Date  Innovation Type   Description & Sustainability Benefits 
IC-5 High Clinker Substitution  30/10/23    Innovation Challenge (IC-5)  The Project received 1.27 points for achieving an average substitution rate of 53.52% across all concrete mixes.  
Man-6, Hea-1, and Urb-1 ECB 


30/10/23    Exceeding Credit Benchmark (Small Project Pathway)  The Project received 3 points for exceeding credit benchmarks by completing full credit requirements for Man-6, Hea-1, and Urb-1.   
ISupply  30/10/23    Innovation Challenge (IC-8)  The Project received 0.75 points for using the following services or products from the ISupply directory: 

  • GHD (consulting services) 
  • Turbiclear (Vital Chemicals product) 
  • Bingo Industries (waste management services)  
  • Boral (concrete supply)  
Solar Photovoltaic Glass  20/09/2022    Innovative Technology or Process 

State First 

The Project received 1 point for this innovation. 

The Project has achieved a State First for the rail industry by installing solar PV glass within the rail corridor. An educational piece regarding solar glass was also added on the public website for the Como Station Upgrade. For this innovation, the Project have also received the Banksia Foundation NSW Sustainability Awards in Clean Technology category in December 2021.  

Ene-1 ECB 


30/10/23    Exceeding Credit Benchmark   The Project received 1 point for exceeding the gap between Level 2 (15%) and Level 3 (30%) benchmarks for emissions reduction.   

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