Environmentally friendly road surfacing – Evergreen Clyde Vic.
Stockland Evergreen, Stockland’s newest masterplanned community in Melbourne’s south-east suburb of
Clyde, is set to become the largest residential project in Australia to use the environmentally friendly road
surfacing material, Reconophalt, using more than 19,000 tonnes.
Downer’s Reconophalt is a type of asphalt that does not cause any harm to the environment or exude
harmful fumes when compared to standard asphalt, and is similar in look, feel and durability. The material
contains high levels of recycled content derived from waste streams, such as soft plastics, toner, glass and
reclaimed road that would otherwise be sent to landfill or stockpiled.
The entire project will see 16.9 million plastic bags, 493,000 printer cartridges, 7,600 tonnes of recycled
asphalt and 2,380 glass bottles diverted from landfill – saving the equivalent of 218 tonnes of carbon
dioxide and removing 90 cars off the road for one year.
Stockland’s use of Reconophalt at Evergreen follows its adoption at stages of Stockland Minta in Berwick
and Stockland Katalia in Donnybrook, and builds on Stockland’s commitment to achieve Net Zero Carbon
emissions by 2028. The Evergreen Reconophalt project is a collaboration between Stockland, City of
Casey, Downer Group and Winslow Constructors Australia.
Kerry Balci, Stockland Project Director, said: “Reconophalt is one of many projects we will be introducing at
Stockland Evergreen to ensure we’re being as kind to the environment as possible while also setting up our
families for a bright future.
“The new community will also feature shadeways on the main thoroughfares to absorb and reduce heat
retained by the pavement, and drainage reserves throughout the community will be used to store and
reuse drain water. We’re also encouraging residents to install cool roofs in their homes to improve natural
heating and cooling in their homes.
“We continue to see growing demand for residents to create their future home in the booming area of
Clyde. We’re looking forward to providing our future residents with a variety of different lifestyle options to
grow in a community that is carefully designed to meet their needs,” Ms Balci concluded.
Downer’s General Manager Pavements, Stuart Billing said: “Australians all over the country continue to
demand greater measures from businesses to protect the environment. There has never been a greater
need to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill with soft plastic, tyres, glass and excavation waste
being major issues globally.
“Downer has invested heavily over the past 10 years to create economic, social and environmental benefits
for our customers and their communities by pulling products and not pushing waste. We’re proud to be
partnering with Stockland again and the latest project at Evergreen which will see yet another community
use materials in their roads that would otherwise go to landfill,” Mr Billing said.
Designed to cater to buyers at all life stages, the precinct is planned to support a residential community of
approximately 1,500 families. Stockland Evergreen provides proximity to existing shops, schools and
childcare in the local Clyde and Cranbourne areas. The community also has a connection to the Peninsula
and Monash freeways, the Mornington Peninsula golf courses, off-road walking and riding paths as well as
the planned future Clyde Regional Park and Sporting Precinct.
Stockland Evergreen is located approximately 59 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne CBD and 1.7
kilometres east of Stockland Edgebrook along Pattersons Road.