Transurban builds and manages toll roads in Australia and North America. Transurban is an Australian company committed to taking a sustainable approach to all of its operations, projects and business practices to create beneficial outcomes for its government clients and the communities in which it operates.
Established in 2014, the partnership between Transurban and Landcare Australia supports Transurban’s commitment to strengthen communities and enhance environmental outcomes along its road network.
To date, Transurban has funded four major regeneration projects in partnership with Landcare Australia. These projects aim to improve native habitat, engage local communities and improve the visual amenity of areas adjacent to major cities’ vital transport corridors. The results of these projects are now providing great benefits for local wildlife and ecosystems.
The Monash Freeway Upgrade (MFU) project was delivered in 2018, with the City of Greater Dandenong being awarded a Landcare grant from MFU to regenerate a section of Dandenong Creek adjacent to the project’s site. In 2017 Landcare Australia delivered the CityLink Tulla Widening Urban Landcare Project in Melbourne and the M2 Macquarie Park Motorscapes Project in Sydney with ongoing involvement in the maintenance and monitoring of both sites. Landcare Australia was also involved in the successful regeneration of Melbourne’s Power Street Loop in 2016.
In addition to funding regeneration projects, Transurban also partners with Landcare Australia to provide opportunities for its employees to contribute to restoring natural ecosystems while making an important contribution towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, such as ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (Goal 6) and taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impact (Goal 13).
In 2021/22 teams from Transurban contributed 210 hours of volunteer work through five corporate volunteering events across Melbourne. Working alongside community groups and volunteers, the teams propagated over 3,000 native seedlings, plant over 1,000 native seedlings to improve riparian areas along urban creeks, removed weeds and rubbish from coastal ecosystems, and conducted litter audits to contribute to healthier waterways litter strategies.
“The group from Transurban were fantastic! We got loads of revegetation work done and had lots of fun talking and being together in nature. The team said they really enjoyed themselves as well. This type of support really helps keep us going,” said Jessica Gerger of the Friends of Kororoit Creek.