Water Sensitive SA partner, City of Mitcham is trialling ways to make its grey infrastructure work harder with smarter choices for their carpark pavement materials. The Council, in partnership with Tyre Stewardship Australia and Melbourne University, have constructed the world’s first crumb rubber permeable asphalt surfaced carpark at the Kenilworth Football Club in St Marys. The permeable asphalt surface includes approximately four tonnes of recycled tyre rubber, the equivalent of 500 used passenger tyres, and is capable of soaking away on site up to a 100-year storm. The site is the largest field trial of its kind in the world, with cutting edge monitoring technology.
This is an exciting project that is helping to close the loop on product recycling and delivering a benefit to stormwater management. If you would like to see a demonstration of the crumb rubber permeable asphalt in action, come along to the project opening.