Roads & Maritime Services Environmental Management Review Panel
2010 - Current
Where required, RMS selects from this panel an auditor to join the RMS audit team to cover environmental management system and process compliance of ongoing construction projects.
Among the recent and ongoing RMS projects where AQUAS was engaged as environmental auditors are the following:
- Great Western Highway Upgrade, Bullaburra West – 2012: The upgrade extends from Genevieve Road, Bullaburra to Tableland Road, Wentworth Falls. As part of the Great Western Highway upgrade, the project involves widening the existing two lane highway to a four lane, divided highway.
Work on the upgrade began in early 2012. Completion is expected in early 2014, weather permitting.
- Pacific Highway Upgrade, Kempsey Bypass – 2010: The Kempsey Bypass project is part of the 40 kilometre Kempsey to Eungai project, which extends from the existing dual carriageway south of Kempsey to the existing dual carriageway at Eungai Rail.
The project involves construction of 14.5 kilometre dual carriageway along a new alignment. Major construction works commenced in June 2010 with the target completion date of early 2013 being met.
The AQUAS scope is a second-party audit of compliance of the contractor’s environmental management plan to RMS’s Environmental Management specifications and the implementation of this environmental management plan at various stages of the construction project. Audits are typically carried out bi-annually.