Waterbank is located in East Perth with a design to bring the city to the river and create a vibrant waterfront community. Lend Lease is the master developer of the Waterbank precinct managed by MRA. The mixed-use project includes the construction of over 900 residential dwellings, up to 20,000m² of commercial office space and retail space, along with significant public realm including green spaces, town square, boardwalk, jetty and beach.
Waterbank has been accepted for Green Building Council of Australia’s Green Star – Communities pilot rating tool and is aiming for a 5 Star Green Star ‘Australian Excellence’. eTool was engaged by ESD Consultants Cundall to conduct a Life Cycle Impact analysis (LCA) on the Infrastructure and Public Domain (IPD), to be used as an Innovation Challenge credit under the Green Star Communities rating.
- Client: Lend Lease
- Location: East Perth, Western Australia
- Date: July 2016
The scope of assessment consists of the infrastructure and public amenities associated with the public domain for the overall development. The assessment includes all the upstream and downstream processes needed to establish and maintain the primary function of the IPD areas, from the acquisition of raw materials to their disposal or to the point where materials exit the system boundary either during or at the end of the IPD areas life cycle.
Infrastructure includes earthworks, power generation, cables, road works and stormwater systems while public amenities include street furniture, street lighting, barbecue facilities, parks/gardens, playground, riverside beach and associated paving.
The functional unit has been defined as one square meter (m2) of IPD area per service life year. The defined service life for IPD areas is set at 60 years. The LCA shows that the IPD areas’ construction transport and operational energy impacts dominate the environmental impacts followed by materials and maintenance.
This assessment was conducted by Tom Beckerling and certified by Henrique & Richard from eTool. Please contact eTool for more information on LCA applied to infrastructure projects.