We’re a Key National Player in Alternative Energy

With the ongoing discussions regarding Global Warming, one solution is to replace and retrofit current technologies with alternatives that have comparable or better performance, but do not emit carbon dioxide.

Ardill Payne and Partners (APP) is proud to be an Australian-wide player in the Alternate Energy revolution.

“Climate change, population growth, and fossil fuel depletion mean that renewables will need to play a bigger role in the future than they do today,” said Bill Payne, Principal at APP.

At Ardill Payne & Partners, our Alternative Energy Projects involve providing engineering, project management and surveying solutions to wind farms, solar powered factories, housing estates, luxury homes and offices. In addition, we facilitate the incorporation of recycled materials into our projects wherever possible.

APP has worked on over 40 wind farms Australia wide and continue to be a key player in the field nationally. Our work involves the design of wind monitoring masts which record the wind data for a prospective site for 2 years.

“The masts collect wind information to assess how much wind energy can be won from a site. Based on this assessment the farm may or may not proceed,” said Bill.

In solar, we find that our ‘turnkey factory’ projects now usually require or request solar energy capacity. This is driven by a range of factors including the cost of power, green policies by factory franchises and personal green preferences.

Some APP solar projects include Habitat Byron Bay, and the environmentally-conscious Bridgestone “green truck centers” located in the Barossa, Hume and Port Hedland.

“As well as powering the Bridgestone sites, the solar panel array feeds energy back into the grid when the store is closed, and has a digital display in the waiting room showing kWh generation and carbon-dioxide emission reductions,” said Bill.

APP’s recycling projects range from water harvesting and recycled water systems to materials re-use.

“Our water recycling projects involve engineering, water engineering, town planning and project management for the Ballina Heights Estate, The Habitat Byron Bay, and the Bridgestone Truck Centers in the Barossa, Hume and Port Hedland,” said Bill.

“Material re-use projects involve using recycled rubber compounds for flooring systems as in the Bridgestone Truck Centers, recycled timber for housing projects such as our Coolamon Scenic Drive luxury home project, and recycled concrete for pavement construction in road construction throughout the Ballina Heights Estate.”

If you need engineering, planning, surveying or project management services for your next green project, you can contact us here at Ardill Payne & Partners on 02 6686 3280.

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

ProjectBallina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre is a single level shopping centre which contains major retailers such as Target, Woolworths, Best & Less along with over 50 other speciality stores and services. The Centre also contains a Cinema with 4 theatres, an indoor heated pool and gymnasium.

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting to obtain development consent for alterations and additions to the Ballina Fair Shopping Centre at 84 Kerr Street, Ballina. The proposed development involved the roofing and enclosure of the existing food court area at the south-eastern corner of the complex. The works provided an increase in floor area of 223sqm and contains food premises and central tables and chairs.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were to integrate the development into the existing building and operations, ensure that the complex could continue to operate during the works and to ensure that works were attractive, functional, and satisfied all relevant standards and legislation.

Solutions:
We overcame these challenges by undertaking detailed site planning, determining opportunities and constraints of the site, engaging with the architects and the Centre senior management, as well as having a number of pre-DA communications with Council’s Technical Officers.

Budget:
The budget for this project was $1,300,00.00.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention in respect of the project are that it is the largest Shopping Centre in the Shire, is on flood-prone land and is highly visible in the local streetscape (having 3 road frontages). 

APP’s Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners undertook the Structural Design of the initial Shopping Centre in 1989 and were engaged for the redevelopment project in 2007, being responsible for gaining Town Planning approvals for the redevelopment, along with Structural Design and Survey.

Timeframe:
The Development Application (DA) and Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) was lodged with Council on the 13th March 2015 and was given the file reference number DA 2015/101.  Council granted conditional consent to the DA/SEE on the 9th June 2015.  Construction works commenced on the site in May 2016.

Key Parties:
The architects for this project are PDT Architects, and the builders are Greg Clark Building Pty Ltd.

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre Project Gallery

Crowley Village

ProjectCrowley Village

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting to obtain development consent for Stage 1 of a Master Plan for the Crowley Village campus at 154 Cherry Street, Ballina. The proposed development involved demolition of certain older structures and construction of new modern structures including Entertainment Extension (159sqm), Library and Education Centre (872sqm), Residential Aged Care Facility (42 beds – 2440sqm), Administration (1118sqm), Chapel (239sqm), Café (160sqm) and new set-down and Car Parking Areas.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were to integrate the development into the existing buildings and operations, ensure that a very high level of residential care and amenity was provided to residents, ensure that the village could continue to operate during the demolition and construction works and to ensure that all buildings were attractive, functional and satisfied all relevant standards and legislation.

Solutions:
We overcame these challenges by undertaking detailed site planning (including master planning), determining opportunities and constraints of the site, engaging with the architects and Crowley's senior management, and having a number of pre-DA communications and meetings with Council’s Technical Officers.

Budget:
The budget for the project was $15,390,000.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention in respect of the project are that it is situated on a unique foreshore property with expansive frontage to North Creek, is on flood-prone land and is an intensively developed site, containing 159 independent living units (20 x 1 and 94 x 2 bedroom villas, 10 x 3 and 35 x two bedroom apartments, residential care facility containing 119 beds, activity centre, library, chapel, administration, education centre, workshop, kitchen and other ancillary improvements and structures (including 75 constructed parking spaces, roads, landscaping and the like).

APP’s Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners prepared the Development Application and Statement of Environmental Effects for alterations and additions to the Residential Aged Care Facility located at Cherry Street, Ballina.

Timeframe:
The Development Application (DA) and Statement of Environmental Effects (SEE) was lodged with Council on the 11th August 2015 and was given the file reference number DA 2015/409. Council granted conditional consent to the DA/SEE on the 18th November, 2015. Construction works commenced on the site in May 2016.

Key Parties:
The architects for this project are Bickerton Masters Architecture and the builders are Bennett Constructions.

Crowley Village Project Gallery