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Sustainability in Municipal Road Engineering

    2016 Study Tour Report

    by Steven Quick

    In the municipal engineering profession there is a tendency to do things a certain way because “that’s how it’s always been done”. However, in a world where costs are increasing, resources are becoming more scarce, legislative requirements on Councils are becoming more onerous and rate capping is soon to be introduced, it is becoming imperative that Councils rethink the way in which they conduct their business. By introducing sustainable engineering practices into the municipal engineering profession we can save costs, minimise the impact on the natural environment and enhance our ability to meet the needs of the community.

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