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Quarry to reprocess concrete for car park refurbishment

 

A former quarry will play an important part in Campbelltown Council’s plans to reconstruct local car parks with recycled concrete waste.

The recycled concrete materials are being sourced from excavated footpaths and kerbs which reduces environmental impacts and lowers costs. The material will be transformed into road base at a former quarry in Kentlyn, with Campbelltown Council, in the Greater Western Sydney region, expecting $100,000 to be saved on road reconstruction. It is being used for car parks at several local facilities, including Victoria Park and the Eschol Park Sports Complex.

The former Kentlyn Quarry will also store green waste from tree pruning, storm damage and maintenance programs for future use in parks, and landscaping projects.

“We are always looking for sustainable solutions that will reduce our impact on the environment and ensure that we are leading by example when it comes to important initiatives such as recycling,” Mayor George Brticevic said.

“Going forward, we will continue to save concrete and other materials for recycling in future programs.Reusing these materials ensures they do not end up in landfill and helps us to do more with the same budget.”

The car park resurfacing is part of the Council’s $17.4 million asset renewal program, rejuvenating footpaths, kerb and gutter, roads and buildings.

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