Brimbank Council are spending $31.17 million in the 2021/22 Annual Budget to deliver key sustainability projects.
A major focus of the budget is to help the community live and work in an environmentally sustainable way and to protect the environment for future generations.
The programs respond to the climate crisis and introduce services and infrastructure to save energy. This includes infrastructure and streetscape improvements, park upgrades and tree planting to create greener and cooler public spaces, and moving towards innovative recycling and waste programs.
We’ll be sharing regular updates on these projects and working together with the community to create healthy and sustainable environments.
One of Council’s sustainability projects is ‘Towards 100% Recycled Roads’. This project is a sustainable approach to road resurfacing works in Brimbank.
The project is literally paving the way for reduced costs and waste for all local governments. It does this by using up to 11 per cent recycled glass and up to 20 per cent recycled asphalt pavement in road surfaces.
New road resurfacing projects in Newbury Street and Gould Street, Deer Park will be the first to use this recycled product. These projects will be monitored over the next two years in the hope it will become a new standard surface to be used in road surfaces into the future. The project also gives Council the chance to divert waste away from landfill and into productive use and helps us to develop a ‘circular economy’ as outlined in Brimbank Climate Emergency Plan.