Our sustainability report

pdfEastLink Sustainability Report FY2020

Global leader in infrastructure sustainability

The internationally recognised GRESB Infrastructure Assessment covers the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of more than 540 infrastructure portfolios and assets located around the world. More details about GRESB

The 2020 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment has awarded EastLink the top "5 star" sustainability rating for the fifth year in a row.

EastLink's sustainability performance is unmatched by any single toll road:

  • GRESB awarded EastLink its top 5 Star rating in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020
  • GRESB ranked EastLink in the top 10% globally of 406 infrastructure assets (2020)
  • GRESB ranked EastLink #2 globally in the motorways (maintenance & operations) category (2020)
  • EastLink's overall GRESB asset score increased from 75/100 (2019) to 91/100 (2020)
  • EastLink's overall power usage decreased by 4% in FY2020
  • greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 7% in FY2020
  • safest freeway in Melbourne - low casualty accident rate of 2.77 per 100 million vehicle kilometres 
  • quickest freeway in Melbourne - 95km/h average vehicle speed measured in the 100km/h zones
  • the EastLink tunnels protect the environmentally sensitive Mullum Mullum valley
  • 480 hectares of landscaping with 4 million native trees, shrubs and plants
  • approximately 2,000 trees and shrubs planted in FY2020
  • 63 wetlands treat road surface rainwater run-off before it is released to local waterways
  • 35km EastLink Trail for cyclists, pedestrians and runners
  • 12 public artworks, all by recognised artists
  • distinctive architectural features, including noise panels and pedestrian bridges
  • high quality of customer service exceeds the Key Performance Indicator standards (KPIs) agreed with the State
  • local call centre employs local people with local knowledge

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