This content was originally published on The Resilience Shift website. The Resilience Shift, a 5-year programme supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and hosted by Arup, transitioned at the end of 2021 to become Resilience Rising. You can read more about The Resilience Shift’s journey and the transition to Resilience Rising here.

There is a critical role for industry and government in achieving resilient and sustainable infrastructure. From a small initiative can come mainstream change to practice, and this evolution can be seen in the story of Australia’s Infrastructure Sustainability ratings scheme.

To learn lessons from this journey, the Resilience Shift recently awarded a grant to Nation Partners to prepare a video documentary on the role of Australia’s Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and its rating tool for new infrastructure projects.

Nation Partner’s Rob Turk and Sophie Fitzpatrick will be unpacking the lessons learned from the evolution of the rating scheme which has now been applied to over 100 infrastructure projects across Australia and New Zealand representing a capital value of over $150 billion. The scheme is mandatory for the majority of significant transport infrastructure projects in Australia.

Rob and Sophie are video interviewing industry and government stakeholders critical to the creation of ISCA and its rating scheme. They are also talking to leading sustainability professionals, including ISCA’s CEO Ainsley Simpson, pictured here chatting to Rob, about the role of ISCA and its rating tool.

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is a member-based, not-for-profit peak body operating in Australia and New Zealand with the purpose of enabling sustainability outcomes in infrastructure. Its Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme applies to the planning, design, construction and operations of infrastructure assets,

The Resilience Shift interviews aim to provide insights into the successes, challenges and collaborations during the development of the rating scheme and the emergent opportunities associated with the new resilience credit. These will be captured in a short documentary to be published later in 2019.

See more on the Resilience Shift work on how to incentivise and scale up resilience through policy and standards.