Sydney Metro North West project achieves Responsible Wood and PEFC project certification…

Australia’s largest infrastructure project, the Sydney Metro, has successfully achieved project certification according to Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, Responsible Wood. 

On hand to discuss the successful project Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries, discussed the complexities of project certification and praised the project team for the achievement.

‘This is the largest project of its type in Australia, and to our knowledge, it is the first project of its type anywhere in the southern hemisphere to achieve both project certifications,’ Mr Dorries said.

With wood used at seven stations and timber used for four multi storied car parks meeting Responsible Wood and PEFC project standards the Sydney Metro project represents a ‘high watermark for Australian forest certification.’

‘The Sydney Metro North West is a pioneer project, using timbers responsibly sourced from Australian forests all timber was sourced (AS 4708), processed and manufactured (AS 4707) to meet the Australian Standard for Sustainable Forest Management.’

‘Future generations of Australian’s will be able to enjoy an amazing piece of infrastructure with trust and confidence that timbers were sourced from and support responsible forestry.’

‘As projects go, this is the ultimate renewable.’

Responsible Wood would like to congratulate Transport NSW, the principal contractors John Holland and CPB Contractors, together part of the Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium’s Infrastructure Joint Venture and SCS Global Services, the certification body responsible for the project certification.  

For more information about the Sydney Metro North West project please read the press release on the Responsible Wood website.