Message from the Mayor 17 February 2021
Published 17 February 2021
Sustainable road program extended
Through our commitment to sustainability, Woollahra Council has placed a strong focus on addressing the level of plastics entering our environment.
I’m proud to announce the extension of our road resurfacing program across Woollahra using an innovative new sustainable asphalt product called Reconophalt – a mix of recycled plastic, glass and reclaimed asphalt that reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfill, while providing a road surface that's stronger and longer-lasting than traditional asphalt.
A recent trial of the technology in Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay, Paddington, Woollahra and Darling Point was a great success. An additional 30,710m2 of road surfacing in Paddington, Edgecliff, Bellevue Hill and Point Piper during February and March will create a saving of 50.2 tonnes of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to 21 cars off the road for one year.
The 4,040 tonnes of Reconophalt used will incorporate 3,600,000 plastic bags, 505,000 glass bottles, 105,000 toner cartridges and 1,212 tonnes of recycled asphalt – a fantastic outcome for the environment.
Reconophalt installed on South Street, Edgecliff
Share your views on active transport
Council is developing a new walking and cycling plan that will offer more options for active transport and support a healthy lifestyle for our community. It will include long-term vision for walking and cycling in Woollahra, as well as a list of ‘top priority’ walking and cycling projects for Council to implement once the plan is completed.
I encourage you to share your views online before our survey closes on 26 February, to help us reflect your needs and plan future infrastructure and investment. For more information and to take the survey, visit Your Say Woollahra.
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