City Rail Link


Our Vision


The City Rail Link (CRL) will be designed, constructed and operated to the highest sustainability standards and will set the benchmark for delivering sustainable infrastructure in New Zealand.

It will focus on minimising the use of materials, energy and water, striving for zero waste to landfill during construction, and targeting an ‘Excellent’ Infrastructure Sustainability rating.

Furthermore, the project will work to support local economic development by identifying opportunities for training and employment during the delivery of CRL.

It’s not necessarily hard to make projects more sustainable. What it requires is a change of attitude and approach and the result makes sound business sense, saving money and resources now and for the future.
— Chris Meale, CRL Project Director

Read the CRL Sustainability Annual Review

Latest review (2016-17)                                                                                                        Previous review (2015-16)

View online or download the Sustainability Annual Review 2016-2017
(PDF 6.7MB)

View online or download the Sustainability Annual Review 2015-2016

Liz Root, Principal Sustainability Advisor, takes us on the great CRL sustainability journey