Edge worked with Downer, the managing contractor for the Newcastle Light Rail, to achieve an ‘Excellent’ IS rating for the infrastructure project. Edge’s role was to assist with the integration of sustainability across the project – from design, to construction and commissioning – in accordance with IS tool credit requirements.

The project is ongoing. Opportunites for improved sustainability outcomes continue to be explored and implemented such as a project partnership with UNSW to build ideas for the ‘Innovation’ credits, with infrastructure students considering outcomes as part of their Masters course.