Groundbreaking permeable pavement trial for Clifton Hill

Tuesday 15 March 2022

We’re commencing an exciting new project through Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainable Infrastructure Fund and in partnership with the University of Melbourne, to trial a new, permeable pavement in Clifton Hill.

This pavement, developed by The University of Melbourne, is made from around 70% recycled tyres, sourced from a local Victorian facility – diverting this waste from landfill – together with recycled glass and rock particles to give it the strength needed to sustain the weight of cars and other vehicles.

The project is an innovative approach to apply our Integrated Water Management Plan through water sensitive urban design in the City of Yarra. By using this new technology, we aim to improve waterway health, better support tree growth in Yarra, and reduce waste.

Construction starts March 2022 and over the following two years we will continue to monitor the performance of the permeable pavement to learn more.

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