Environment and Sustainability

Our 5,500 kilometres of rail network passes through a wide range of habitats including nature reserves, Aboriginal and European heritage sites, pastoral land and areas of geological significance. Regardless of where we operate, Brookfield Rail keeps environmental and heritage matters front of mind.

Our environmental management system provides a common approach across our operations to monitor, manage and reduce environmental impacts and comply with sound environmental ethics and practices in all our activities. The system covers a wide range of measures to mitigate adverse impacts and seeks to:

  • preserve significant flora and fauna;
  • rehabilitate around our rail corridor;
  • control unwanted vegetation;
  • minimise the impacts of land degradation and hazardous materials;
  • prevent pollution; and 
  • manage natural resources. 

Beyond policies and procedures, Brookfield Rail’s commitment to the environment is expressed through solid action. We identify the risks and challenges of our construction and maintenance activities and act swiftly to manage them. We take a collaborative approach with key stakeholders including local government, Department of Environment and Conservation, and Environmental Protection and Heritage Council which helps us increase our understanding of the risks we face and how best to act.

At Brookfield Rail we seek to continually improve our environmental performance, exceeding regulatory compliance to safeguard the environment in and around our rail network.

Beyond policies and procedures, Brookfield Rail’s commitment to the environment is expressed through solid action