The purpose of this paper is to investigate the innovative approaches to further reduce the environmental impacts during the construction of mega transportation infrastructure, particularly for Australia.Design/methodology/approachAs part of this research, the Sydney Metro was exploited as a case study. This included reviewing the elements of reducing the environmental impacts for the Sydney Metro.FindingsThis research has found that there are six elements of reducing the environmental impacts of the Australian public transport infrastructure process. Moreover, this research also found that for the Sydney Metro, first, the logistic planning and optimisation was carefully developed followed by the remaining five elements.Originality/valueThe originality of this research consists of carefully examining the Sydney Metro’s environmental implications including its on-going EIA and EPA compliance.
Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 5, 2019
Keywords: Australian public transport infrastructure; Environmental impacts; Mega transport infrastructure (MTI); Sydney Metro