We use an integrated environmental management system ensuring our policies, practices and people working at NetWorks Alliance support our environment commitment. We complete comprehensive environmental assessments early in the design phase of a project, which reduces any environmental risks. Where possible, we remove the risk completely from the work. During the construction work, our team of environmental officers are at the site, checking all the right controls are in place protecting our environment.
We understand you want us to get our work done with as little disturbance to you as possible and that includes restoring our work area back to normal as quickly as possible. We have set restoration guidelines to make sure this happens.
We try to keep the area we need to dig up or disturb as small as possible. We save as much of the original turf and vegetation as possible. That way, it can be reused once the work is finished.
Road, footpath and driveway restoration
When we finish our construction work, the next step is to temporarily restore any roads, footpaths and driveways that have been affected by the work. We are committed to getting this temporary restoration right the first time. The temporarily disturbed areas remain like that until the permanent restoration is done.
Sometimes the land owner, which is most often your local council or the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS), chooses to do the permanent restoration themselves. Sydney Water pays the council or RMS for the permanent restoration. In other situations, we will do the permanent restoration, using qualified contractors. It is up to the land owner to decide what restoration approach they prefer.
We work closely with local councils and other authorities to make sure the permanent restoration of areas disturbed by our work is done in a timely manner and to a high standard.