Erosion and sediment controls in Main Roads

How does the use of E&S controls contribute to sustainability? Main Roads is promoting the concept that the use of E&S controls is primarily good engineering practice. We need to protect our assets, the road infrastructure, from the impacts of water and wind and the best way of doing this is to stop or at least minimise the erosion process. If we stop erosion then we avoid sedimentation. The best way of achieving this proactive approach is to educate everyone from the planners and designers, project managers and inspectors, to the people installing and maintaining both the permanent and temporary erosion controls. It is critical to the whole concept that there is a co-operative approach between the Principal and the contractor to achieve this at a "reasonable" cost. The additional incentive to stop sediment from leaving or potentially leaving the site is provided by the environmental legislation which is incorporated in the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and more specifically the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy 1997 and the Environmental Protection (Waste Management) Policy 2000. This is intended to protect the ecological sustainability of the receiving environment whilst allowing for development.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Riding the Wave to Sustainability: IPWEAQ 2002 State Conference, Noosa Lakes Convention Centre, 6 to 10 October 2002

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01392575
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 7:14AM