Working Groups

ISCA Working Groups

Join a working group and collaborate with like-minded individuals to identify current industry issues and challenges.

ISCA Working Groups are key forums for individuals from member organisations to collaboratively and identify the challenges and opportunities for infrastructure sustainability and the IS rating scheme. Working groups are made up of individuals who volunteer their time, expertise and capability.

The general objectives of ISCA Working Groups are to:

  • inform, scope and identify future infrastructure sustainability development areas, 
  • identify and resolve effective ways the IS rating scheme can be utilised in various projects and organisational scenarios; and
  • inform the future of infrastructure sustainability and the IS rating scheme. 

Members of working groups may participate: 

  • for professional development,
  • to gain leadership experience,
  • to contribute to the implementation and further development of industry initiatives,
  • to be at the forefront of infrastructure sustainability; or
  • for networking opportunities.

Working groups meet regularly either in person or by teleconference/webinar generally for 1.5 hours on a two-monthly basis. Members of working groups are expected to participate in these meetings and undertake small amounts of work outside of the meeting, typically a few hours a month. Working groups are supported by ISCA staff members and will be provided with necessary resources.


NSW Working Group - NEW

The NSW Working Group is made up of NSW contractors, proponents, suppliers and consultants working together to create a more sustainable culture in NSW infrastructure. The Group's key objectives for 2019/2020 are:

  • Build a compelling Asset Owner business case at multiple levels
  • Secure one joint contractual ISCA commitment between asset owner and contractor
  • Share lessons learns
  • Publish one consultation paper on a relevant topic
  • Run a successful industry knowledge sharing workshop on a critical topic area

If you are an ISCA member based in New South Wales, and would like to join the NSW Working Group please send us an email with your details and a brief description explaining why you'd like to get involved. 


New Zealand Working Group

The New Zealand Working Group seeks to build capacity through enhancing a culture of sustainability within NZ and spreading sustainability best practices. It aims to achieve this through active knowledge sharing and improvement of the communal knowledge of sustainability amongst infrastructure professionals for all asset types and industries.  In addition, the NZWG actively engages with NZ industry and universities for the promotion of sustainable infrastructure.  Finally, the NZWG seeks industry traction through advocating for the wider take up of sustainability and the IS rating scheme and improving sustainability communication while highlighting the broader benefits of sustainable practices.

If you are an ISCA member based in NZ, and would like to join the NZ Working Group please send us an email with your details and a brief description explaining why you'd like to get involved. 

Western Australia Working Group

The Western Australia Working Group aims to build a culture of sustainability within the broader WA industry and improve the communal knowledge base of sustainability amongst infrastructure professionals across all asset types and industries. The group also assists in facilitating the Annual WA Conference, which enables the sustainability achievements of infrastructure projects in WA to be showcased to the rest of Australia, improves sustainability communication and highlights the benefits of sustainability.

If you are an ISCA member based in WA, and would like to join the WA Working Group please send us an email with your details and a brief description explaining why you'd like to get involved. 

Queensland Working Group

The Queensland Working Group aims to build the capability of industry professionals in Queensland, promote the use of IS through effectively communicating the benefits and value of sustainability in infrastructure, and identify and address local infrastructure sustainability issues and challenges.

If you are an ISCA member based in QLD, and would like to join the QLD Working Group please send us an email with your details and a brief description explaining why you'd like to get involved. 


Contractor Working Group

The Contractor Working Group aims to discuss and address current issues faced by contractors in delivering good infrastructure sustainability outcomes, develop the business case for IS, determine how best to engage the wider supply chain to deliver enhancement sustainability outcomes, and contribute towards the development of the IS rating scheme from a contractor perspective.

If you are an ISCA Contractor member, and would like to join the Contractor Working Group please send us an email with your details and a brief description explaining why you'd like to get involved. 

Materials Working Group

The Materials Working Group is made up of industry material suppliers and materials experts in the infrastructure sector. The Group's key objectives for 2019/2020 are:

  • Find and share relevant case studies of sustainable materials used in infrastructure
  • Work with ISCA to develop the digital Materials Calculator
  • Create examples of projects that have worked with proponents where material specs have been challenged

If you are an ISCA member with expertise in materials and would like to join the Materials Working Group, please send us an email with your details and a brief description explaining why you'd like to get involved.