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Congratulations to Kane Constructions for their recent win at the Sunshine Coast 2021 Housing and Construction Master Builders Awards for SunCentral Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) in the Excellence in Construction for Community Service Facilities award category.

Hames Sharley, along with Lucid Consulting Australia and Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (WGA), is proud to be part of the design team responsible for the design of this significant and innovative project.

Hames Sharley proudly designed the industrial building to house the equipment for the Envac system - providing a design that was built for purpose and blended to its surroundings. ⁠

The project is Australia’s first high-tech underground Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) within the Maroochydore City Centre.

The AWCS transports waste from a series of public realm inlets located throughout the Maroochydore City Centre via a network of heavy-duty underground vacuum steel pipes to the AWCS, travelling at speeds of up to 70kmh.

This new technology increases recycling rates and reduces congestion and noise pollution on city streets by eliminating trucks and promoting sustainable waste management to benefit our natural environment.

The success of this project hinged on the collaborative efforts of all parties involved. Congratulations to the project team and all stakeholders on delivering this award-winning facility.