Progressing our zero waste ambition
Mirvac’s Planet Positive: Waste & Materials outlines how we’ll send zero waste to landfill by 2030.
Under this plan, we set two ancillary targets that we believe will deliver our biggest impacts and really help us move the dial. These are:
1. to buy more recycled, recyclable and rapidly renewable content; and
2. to halve our development waste.
To explore how the latter could be achieved in the most practical and commercially efficient way, we commenced a waste pilot at our Willoughby apartment project in Sydney in FY21, where demolition and civil works continue to progress. Early modelling showed that, on a like-for-like basis, approximately 10 tonnes of waste would be generated for each apartment built. In order to halve this, the team has started to look across the full spectrum of our integrated model to identify opportunities where we can leverage Mirvac’s design, procurement and construction efficiencies.
With 10 apartment buildings planned across the old Channel 9 site, each one with a unique façade, halving our waste at Willoughby is proving to be very challenging. However, it’s also expected that this first pilot will help us to identify the cost and risk benefits available through this approach, deliver important lessons, and in turn, ensure that we continue to deliver significant outcomes for our customers and securityholders.