Stockland Newport Paves The Way For Sustainability With Redcliffe’s First Recycled Road
Stockland's Newport Community on the Redcliffe Peninsula will soon be home to the region’s new environmentally friendly road with a new 3.9-kilometre Reconophalt surfaced roadway starting construction this month.
Reconophalt is a form of sustainable asphalt that contains high recycled content derived from waste streams including soft plastics, glass and toner, which would otherwise be bound for landfill or stockpiled. Compared to traditional asphalt, Reconophalt will result in an increase in asset life and performance, a 30 per cent carbon emission reduction, and a cost neutral outcome based on whole of life.The use of Reconophalt in Newport demonstrates Stockland’s position as a global sustainability leader, bringing to life our commitment to enable circular systems that minimise environmental impact, advance climate action, and embrace new pathways to a regenerative future.
Blair Britton, Stockland Senior Development Manager, said the use of Reconophalt at Newport reinforces Stockland’s commitment to using sustainable materials at its masterplanned communities.“We’re proud to pave the way with this initiative – Newport will be the first of our Queensland communities to use recycled asphalt. “Our sustainability approach to masterplanned communities focuses on our opportunity to deliver shared value for residents and Councils alike. We hope residents who recycle their soft plastics at their supermarket, or put glass in their recycle bin, can feel proud that their actions help make roads like this possible.”
It is estimated that the Newport community will divert from landfill over 1.9 million plastic bags, nearly 57,900 printer cartridges, 254,000 glass bottles and 822 tonnes of recycled asphalt – saving the equivalent of 19 tonnes of carbon dioxide or the equivalent of removing 14.6 cars from the road annually.