Sustainability or sustainable infrastructure? Using sustainability discourse to construct a motorway.

Phil Mcmanus, Graham Haughton

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Abstract

WestConnex is a 33km, A$16.8bn motorway under construction in Sydney. It is promoted by the state government as an example of excellent ‘sustainable infrastructure’. We explore the use of sustainability discourse to explain how a motorway corporation, established by a state government committed to building infrastructure that could later be privatized, engaged with an organization that redefined the notion of sustainability and then presented this definition and approach to justify their motorway construction practices as sustainable.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)985-999
Number of pages14
JournalLocal Environment
Volume25
Issue number11-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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