Friday, 19 July 2019
FSC-certified timber used in new Sydney Metro Northwest Project
Australia’s largest public transport project, building the new Sydney Metro Northwest line, gained partial FSC project certification for its Rouse Hill metro station.
Sydney Metro Northwest Project has become Australia's first infrastructure project to gain FSC partial project certification for a metro station. The timber used to build metro station canopies and parking facades is sourced from local FSC-certified forests in New South Wales, the state on the east coast of Australia where Sydney is located.
FSC Australia CEO, Sara Gipton, applauded the Sydney Metro Northwest project team, and their principal contractors – John Holland and CPB Contractors – for choosing FSC-certified timber. She highlighted the potential for the new FSC Australia National Forest Stewardship Standard to help grow FSC project certification:
“FSC Australia congratulates the Sydney Metro Northwest Project for demonstrating the use of responsibly sourced timber through FSC partial project certification. By choosing FSC-certified timber Sydney Metro Northwest are upholding the highest standard for forest certification and helping to ensure healthy forests, safe, decent jobs, and robust engagement with local communities and Indigenous Peoples.
"With the release of the Australian FSC Forest Stewardship Standard in 2018, we look forward to working with domestic forest managers to increase the supply of FSC certified timber so that projects seeking Australian FSC timber certified can achieve FSC Project Certification.”
For more information, please read the press release issued by the certification body of the Sydney Metro Northwest Project, SCS Global Services.