Yarra awarded grant for road made from recycled tyres, that water trees and reduces pollution

first_imgYarra awarded grant for road made from recycled tyres, that water trees and reduces pollution A street in Yarra is set to be paved with recycled tyres, with a new technology that reduces waste, encourages tree growth, and prevents pollution.This high infiltration permeable pavement – which will be used to construct a centre median in McIlwraith St, Princes Hill – retains moisture, preventing pollutants from entering our drainage network and reducing stormwater runoff.The water it retains can then be used by the surrounding trees and plants, encouraging more growth to prevent the heat island effect.The pavement is made from around 70% recycled tyres, sourced from a Victorian facility – diverting this waste from landfill – as well as recycled glass and rock particles to give it the strength needed to sustain the weight of cars and other vehicles.Yarra Council has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the Victorian Government through Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainable Infrastructure Fund to support this project. Yarra Council is contributing an additional $75 thousand, and is partnering with The University of Melbourne to deliver this innovative water sensitive urban design project.Over the next two years, Yarra Council and the University of Melbourne will monitor how the permeable pavers perform mechanically, and how surrounding tree health is affected.We’re one of 18 Victorian councils and alpine resort management boards to be supported to use recycled materials in infrastructure projects, through this Victorian Government initiative.Collectively, the projects will use approximately 2,000 tonnes of recycled materials including glass, plastic and rubber to create roads, footpaths, outdoor park furniture, drainage and pavements.The Sustainable Infrastructure Fund is part of the Victorian Government’s ground-breaking $380 million Recycling Victoria: A new economy plan that is transforming Victoria’s waste and recycling sector and building its circular economy. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:circular economy, Government, infrastructure, local council, McIlwraith, Melbourne, pollution, recycling, stormwater, sustainability, Sustainability Victoria, sustainable, technology, university, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Yarra, Yarra City Councillast_img

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