Balmain Police Marina

ProjectBalmain Police Marina

The Sydney Water Police Marine Area Command base at Balmain is a floating concrete marina with all facilities, where police vessels and personnel are strategically located to oversee maritime law enforcement and the coordination and control of marine search and rescue.

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting a bespoke floating marina capable of berthing a range of commercial sized Police Vessels (2 tonnes to 300 tonnes) as well as providing wave attenuation capacity and pedestrian access for emergency and conventional use.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were different berthing requirements and building a wave attenuation capacity into the conventional pontoon arrangements.

Solutions:
We overcame these challenges with provision of an external deep drafted pontoon system widened to attenuate the incident ferry wash waves which were the principal design waves. Piles and pontoons were sized to suit the berthing locations for the different sized vessels.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention of the project are:

  • The widened pontoon as wave attenuator
  • Berthing load analysis for different vessels
  • Low maintenance demand for essential services infrastructure

APP's Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners were responsible for the Structural Design and Certification of the Marina.

Timeframe
The project took 7 months to complete.

Budget
The budget for the project was $1.5million.

Balmain Police Marina

Ballina RSL Boardwalk

ProjectBallina RSL Boardwalk

There were many aspects of this project to be aware of, including different berthing requirements, a sloping seabed, and minimising long term maintenance. 

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting a pedestrian and boat friendly boardwalk around the existing RSL Club to join existing river front walks.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were exposed wave climate and flood impacts. Providing a walking, boating and recreational facility that would cater for all members of the community.

Solutions:
We overcame these challenges by reviewing design options, working with Council and the community to develop a fixed timber boardwalk solution.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention of the project are multi user requirements, operational and maintenance requirements, maritime appearance to suit the site and site history.

APP's Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners were responsible for the Maritime and Structural Engineering as well as the Project Management for the project.

Budget:
The budget for the project was $1m.

Ballina RSL Boardwalk

Lance Ferris Wharf Ballina

ProjectLance Ferris Wharf Ballina

There were many aspects to this project we needed to be aware of including that there were different berthing requirements, a sloping sea bed, and minimising long term maintenance.

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting a traditional timber wharf system which could withstand large berthing loads from occasional large vessels as well as accommodating more frequent smaller vessels

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were developing the building design and project scope to meet the requirements of the tenant.

Solutions:
The key challenges we could see for this project were different berthing requirements, a sloping sea bed, and minimising long term maintenance.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention of the project are, the dual berthing system, and the overall value for money, low maintenance cost wharf that we achieved.

APP's Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners were responsible for the Structural Design of the wharf.

Timeframe
The project was completed in one and a half years.

Budget
The budget for the project was $700,000.

Lance Ferris Wharf Ballina

Ballina Surf Club

ProjectBallina Surf Club

The Surf Clubhouse was designed inside the surf impact zone and required large bored piles through varying sand and rock strata to the founding level.

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting Integrated Project Management and Engineering Design to create a low maintenance community building on a dune front location that maximised the outstanding views, and provided a broad range of community services all to a fixed budget.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were co-ordination of building uses with architectural intent and opportunities with materials selection to limit maintenance. The building also had to be designed in a coastal environment exposed to wave action with tight budget constraints.

Solutions:
We overcame these challenges by design and materials design iterations, with close review by quantity, Surveyor and Foundation Contractors to identify where costs could be saved and still achieve the operational and design brief.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention of the project are the coastal environment materials selection, building design for wave impacts, variety of building users (surf club, function centre, café), and to build to program and budget.

APP’s Role:
As Project Managers, Ardill Payne & Partners were responsible for the design development, detailed structural and civil design, DA and tender documentation, contract administration and construction supervision and certification.

Timeframe:
The Clubhouse was built to a tight timeframe, delivered on time and on budget.

Budget:
The budget for the project was $4.5m.

Ballina Surf Club Project Gallery