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.

Avalon Estate

ProjectAvalon Estate

Avalon Estate is a new residential subdivision with over 150 building-friendly blocks ranging from 702sqm to 735sqm. Avalon Estate offers the convenience of village lifestyle in Wollongbar with a rural feel showcasing views of the Plateau, the Nightcap and Border Ranges. Situated approximately 15 minutes to Lismore or Ballina, Avalon has been designed with family in mind.

The Brief:
The client came to us wanting cost effective and efficient service to produce quality living environments

Key Challenges:
The key challenges we could see for this project were sewerage servicing technicalities, due to site topography, as well as, due to the location, bush fire consideration in the town planning stage.

We overcame these challenges by undertaking construction of pumping station and under bore, lot design involving earthworks, rock retaining walls and key asset protection zones.

Key Features:
The key features/points of difference to mention are, the easy walk to Wollongbar Public School and bus route to secondary schools. The quality built homes throughout the estate that complement the picturesque established surrounds, and fully serviced blocks including underground power and NBN connection.

APP's Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners undertook the Surveying, Town Planning and Civil Engineering for the project. Preparation of technical specification for all subdivision works including earthworks, roadworks, storm water drainage, water reticulation and associated works including 300m under-bore gravity sewer diversion. Preparation of contract and tender documentation. Contract administration and supervision of all works.

This project is ongoing. 


Avalon Estate Project Gallery

Bayside at Byron RSL Life Care

ProjectBayside at Byron

Bayside at Byron is a unique, stylish development purpose built, consisting of 30 independent living units and integrated facilities for seniors, located in the beautiful Suffolk Park, just South of Byron Bay.

The Brief:
The proponent required Town Planning and Engineering assistance in preparing a DA/SEE for alterations and additions to an existing residential aged care facility (RACF), and the construction of 30 new independent living units on a vacant adjoining lot. The existing RACF was old and needed to be upgraded to current safety, amenity and building standards. The purpose of the proposed development was to provide an integrated facility seniors development that would facilitate “ageing in place”.

Key Challenges:
The key challenges facing this site were the fact that it was partly mapped as being bushfire prone, subject to flooding, mapped as Class 3 acid sulfate soils, contained Coastal Cyprus vegetation (endangered ecological community), had frontage to a main road and roundabout (traffic, noise and head-light issues), and adjoined low density residential development (houses).

We overcame these challenges by ensuring that the development was designed having regard to all of the opportunities and constraints, and having the appropriate specialists involved so that a reasonable and balanced outcome and development was achieved, with minimal impacts on the natural and man-made environment.

Key Features:
The subject land was heavily constrained and was highly visible in the local landscape and streetscape.  The proposal provided a significant upgrade to an older dated RACF and provided new ILUs, which resulted in an integrated aged person’s accommodation development being situated on the land. Due to the estimated cost of development, the Northern Region Joint Regional Planning Panel was the consent authority.

APP’s Role:
Ardill Payne & Partners were responsible for Town Planning (preparing and lodging DA/SEE), Surveying (detail survey) and Civil Engineering (stormwater, parking, access).

Key Parties:
The architect for the project are Humel Architects, the project managers are TSA Project Management and the builders are Woollams Constructions.

The budget for the project was $19,575,000.00.

Bayside at Byron RSL Life Care Project Gallery