We are very proud to announce we are a finalist for the Banksia Foundation NSW Sustainability Awards in the Clean Technology category for the Solar PV Glass Canopy at Transport for NSW Transport Access Program station upgrade at Como.
The Banksia Foundation has earned the reputation as one of the most prestigious sustainability awards in Australia and one of the longest-running sustainability awards in the world. The NSW Clean Technology Award recognises outstanding initiatives that showcase efficient resources through renewable energy, low emissions technology, and appreciable pollution reduction (beyond compliance) of our water, air, and land.
We are proud to be recognised for our team’s efforts to bring this innovative design to reality. We are thankful for the support from Transport for NSW to design and deliver a renewable energy source that is the first of its kind for the NSW rail network project.
We will use this success as inspiration for future innovations and hope it inspires others to recognise that no matter the size of a project, they can deliver innovative sustainable infrastructure solutions in highly regulated environments.
The Como Station Upgrade project is registered under the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s (ISCA) IS Rating Scheme to drive sustainability outcomes for the station by optimising governance, economic, environmental and social performance for the whole of life of the asset.
The project’s application for a ‘Design’ Rating will be submitted to ISCA for verification and we will be working towards achieving the final ‘As-Built’ rating after project completion.
For more information on Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s (ISCA) IS Rating Scheme please visit www.isca.org.au
Degnan is delighted to announce the successful delivery of the Station Upgrade at Como for Transport for NSW. After more than 65,000 hours on-site and many more hours spent in design and collaboration with Transport for NSW, this upgrade is one of a kind showcasing solar innovations to the platform canopy, heritage reflections cast into concrete, and natural beauty exposed in the sandstone walls.
Como Station is now sustainably powered with solar energy during the day; this innovative Solar Photovoltaic Glass (PV) system provides a reliable, clean source of power and increases the resilience of Transport for NSW’s energy supply. This future smart solution demonstrates how alternative technology and innovative ideas can be integrated within the rail corridor whilst also having a strong visual aesthetic.
Como station has transformed into a beautiful and unique, modern facility that enables safe and accessible public transport for people with disabilities, limited mobility, carers with prams and customers with luggage.
The upgrade includes two new lifts transporting customers from the car park to the platform through to the now well-lit underpass with natural light passing light through the purpose-built void on the platform. The underpass also boasts a beautiful, original artwork by Merindah Funnell, a local artist from the Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation. All amenities have been upgraded, and thoughtful new landscaping unifies the new structures with surrounding bushland to create a station the local community can proudly embrace.
We thank Transport for NSW and Sydney Trains for embracing and collaborating on the project’s visions. Special thanks also to all our staff and sub-contractors for bringing this innovation to reality; it is an incredible, collaborative accomplishment that we are proud to have had a part in creating.
The first Como station opened on 26 December 1885
When the original iron lattice girder bridge over the Georges River was replaced, a new station was built about 1km to the south this opened in November 1972
The old bridge was re-furbished & re-opened on 15 December 1985 as a dual-use cyclist/pedestrian path linking Oatley & Como