The environmental management division at AR & Associates delivers optimal and solutions using ‘soft’ and innovative engineering approaches founded on Low Impact Design (LID) philosophies for land development and the management of streams, lakes and coastal areas. We have in-house catchment planning and ecology expertise which complements our core civil engineering strengths. This results in a holistic approach to project design.
Our team’s environmental management expertise spans a number of fields including: Water Sensitive Design (WSD); Low Impact Design (LID); stormwater management; flood assessments; stream assessments and rehabilitation; erosion protection; earthworks, erosion and sediment control; coastal management including shoreline management plans, sea wall design, beach replenishment and coastal erosion assessments. We offer environmental management services to both the public and private sectors.
PUBLIC SECTOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
MEETING COUNCIL NEEDS
Our environmental team has a strong background working within the public sector, so we understand council processes and requirements from the inside.
We carefully consider how projects interact with the wider environment and we look to deliver practical, cost-effective solutions that consider ecological, safety, amenity and other benefits wherever possible.
DIVERSE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
We have a strong track record supporting council teams with flood management issue identification, option evaluation, stormwater issue data management and submission of business cases attached to the best long-term solution.
We also support council project teams by offering full project management services from drawing up a detailed design through to consenting, tendering and management of the construction phase.
INTEGRATED CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT PLANNING
We cover the management of relevant investigatory work and preparation and peer review of integrated catchment management plans (ICMPs), multi criteria analysis (MCA), project development, consultation and other related work.
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS
WORKING WITH THE LAND TO DELIVER BETTER DESIGN:
We design attractive developments that stand the test of time. By adhering to the principles of Water Sensitive Design (WSD) and Low Impact Design (LID), we integrate green infrastructure with urban design, roading and landscaping to enhance and protect the unique features of the land.
BALANCING PROJECT DRIVERS:
Designing infrastructure that is viable and environmentally sensitive requires expertise in both civil and environmental management, in addition to understanding our clients’ commercial drivers. At AR & Associates we supply both. We work with land developers and landscape and urban designers to create attractive premium developments.
In addition to providing a clear point of difference when selling land titles, intelligent use of green infrastructure rather than traditional concrete pipes and ‘hard’ infrastructure can significantly reduce overall construction costs, and results in robust, resilient, attractive and durable stormwater solutions. Through this integrated and smart design approach, at AR & Associates we will achieve multi-faceted win/win outcomes for your project.