From inception, Transurban actively engaged the community in the project planning process. They established the successful Environmental Reference Group, highlighting the benefits of early community and stakeholder engagement.
The project included multiple fauna-specific design features. For example, there is a land bridge that is complemented by fauna underpasses, and rope bridge crossings that assist the movement of local fauna, such as squirrel gliders.
Innovative pavement design was also implemented, using EME2 asphalt and energy saving LED highway lighting.
The next phase for the ISCA rating will be for the As Built category, covering the construction phase of this exciting project. SMEC has laid solid foundations for construction and if this recognition is anything to go by, we will be celebrating again when the project is complete.
The Greater Lanseria Master Plan (GLMP) is the first stage in the development of the new Smart City in Lanseria (Gauteng Province), as announced by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in his 2020 State of the Nation Address. Following the announcement, a joint initiative led by the Gauteng Office of the Premier was formed to undertake extensive studies and engagements for the planning of Lanseria Smart City.
In the scale of a large urban development, the implementation of a water fountain may seem trivial, but it can have a surprisingly significant role in improving sustainability and community outcomes.
SMEC took the role of Design Lead on the project which involved building a four-kilometre elevated skytrain and a 270-metre curved, cable-stayed rail bridge over Windsor Road at Rouse Hill.