Avlaw Aviation Consulting was engaged by Meriton to provide a safety case to support their application to Brisbane Airport Corporation with respect to crane activity associated with the construction of Infinity Tower. A temporary penetration of the PANS-OPS was initially rejected prior to Avlaw Aviation Consulting’s involvement, a decision that was eventually overturned without any reduction in heights or periods of operation.
International Tower One, Barangaroo
Avlaw Aviation Consulting was engaged by Lendlease to provide a safety case to support their application to Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL) with respect to permanent and temporary penetrations of prescribed airspace. After completing the aeronautical assessment and preparing the relevant documentation, Avlaw Aviation Consulting managed the approval process on behalf of Lendlease by liaising with all relevant stakeholders including SACL, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Airservices Australia and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD). Approvals being sought were granted and facilitated the completion of construction.
One Sydney Harbour
Avlaw Aviation Consulting was the principal aviation consultant engaged to provide technical input with regards to the aeronautical impacts associated with the proposed development of two residential towers at Barangaroo. The advice provided also took into consideration temporary crane activity required to complete construction.
Crown Sydney Hotel Resort
Following our successful involvement with Lendlease on International Tower One, Avlaw Aviation Consulting was engaged by Crown Resorts to provide a safety case to support their application to Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (SACL) with respect to permanent and temporary penetrations of prescribed airspace of the proposed landmark Crown Sydney Hotel Resort at Barangaroo.
Taylor Constructions required an aviation consultant to assist prepare a submission seeking regulatory approvals for crane activity near Sydney Airport. Avlaw Aviation Consulting was involved across both Stages 2 and 3 of the development of the Connect Corporate Centre. The scope related to providing technical assessment of crane activity on aircraft operations and stakeholder liaison. The approvals being sought by Taylor Constructions were granted by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. An amendment to the period/length for which the approval was required to complete construction was also managed successfully by Avlaw Aviation Consulting.
338 Pitt Street
An aviation consultant was required to assist with a number of controlled activity approvals being sought for a 260m-tall tower in Sydney’s CBD. Avlaw Aviation Consulting was engaged following an initial application by the Proponent was rejected by Airservices Australia. A Safety Case was prepared to support the building and crane activity exceeding the declared prescribed airspace limits over the site. The application was approved and required a change to a boundary of the Radar Terrain Clearance Chart for Sydney Airport. Our involvement facilitated a potential increase in building and crane height of 91m.
Victoria Cross Over Station Development
Victoria Cross Station forms part of Stage 2 of the Sydney Metro. An Over Station Development at Victoria Cross required approval from aviation authorities due to its proposed building and cranes heights penetrating Sydney Airport’s prescribed airspace. Avlaw was initially engaged by the architect on the project Bates Smart before continuing to provide aeronautical advice to Lendlease as developers and builders. The proposed building and crane heights were assessed as approvable by Avlaw’s project team.
George St Event Cinemas Redevelopment
Avlaw was engaged to provide preliminary aeronautical advice in relation to identifying airspace height constraints associated with a Concept Development Application for a proposed apartment and hotel tower envelope located at 525 George St in Sydney. The site is currently occupied by Event Cinemas which will be redeveloped as a hotel, residential and retail facilities in addition to a new cinema. The principle of shielding applies to the tower which Avlaw has assessed as approvable from an aeronautical perspective.
Liverpool Civic Place
Avlaw Aviation Consulting was engaged to identify the aeronautical impacts associated with the FJMT designed masterplan for Liverpool Civic Place. Consisting of commercial, retail and education spaces, the tallest proposed tower on the site will reach 24 stories and play a key role in transforming Sydney third CBD (after Sydney City and Parramatta) into an 18-hour economy. The preliminary assessment of proposed tower heights were deemed approvable from an aeronautical perspective by the Avlaw team.
Pitt St Developer North
Pitt St North Over Station Development
Avlaw was engaged to address the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements relating to flight paths and airspace impacts associated with construction of the Pitt St North Over Station Development proposed to be constructed above the Pitt St Metro Station. An Aeronautical Impact Assessment Report was completed to supplement the client’s SSDA submission and application to aviation authorities for airspace approval.
Pitt St Developer South
Pitt St South Over Station Development
Avlaw was engaged to address the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements relating to flight paths and airspace impacts associated with construction of the Pitt St South Over Station Development proposed to be constructed above the Pitt St Metro Station. An Aeronautical Impact Assessment Report was completed to supplement the client’s SSDA submission and application to aviation authorities for airspace approval.
Westmead Catholic Community Education Campus
Avlaw was engaged to address the Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements relating to flight paths to/from hospital helipads located in close proximity to the proposed development site for the Westmead Catholic Community Education Campus. An Aeronautical Impact Assessment was completed and supplemented the client’s SSDA submission
Avlaw was engaged to complete a peer review of an aviation report that was prepared by another consultant which assessed the impacts of proposed development activities at Monash Medical Centre on flight paths to and from the rooftop helipad at the Monash Children’s Hospital. The report identified alternative flight paths that could be utilised both during and after construction was complete to ensure construction could proceed without compromising aviation safety. Avlaw’s peer review concluded that the alternatives proposed could be implemented and added a number observations it considered best practice for the client to consider.
Private Hospital Development (Liverpool)
A proposed private hospital in the south-western suburb of Liverpool adversely impacted on flight paths to the helipad on the rooftop of Liverpool Hospital. Avlaw was engaged by Sacco to study alternative flight paths that would ensure safe aircraft operations could continue whilst facilitating the proposed development to desired heights. Following an in dept analysis of airspace, aircraft performance characteristics and liaison with key stakeholders, a change to the flight paths was successfully negotiated which allowed the development to proceed as initially proposed.
Hutchison Ports Australia
Port Botany Shipping Container Terminal
Avlaw was engaged to provide technical aviation advisory services to facilitate the installation of taller cranes at Hutchison Ports Australia’s Port Botany terminal. A very complex project involving numerous private and public sector stakeholders that stretched across 4.5 years that was successfully concluded with the issuing of controlled activity approvals for four new cranes that are considered key to the ports expansion strategy and the NSW economy at large. Avlaw also subcontracted a component of the scope relating to environmental impacts associated with larger vessels entering the port which required a windshear and turbulence study to be conducted.
Cockle Bay Wharf Redevelopment
As part of the proposed redevelopment of Cockle Bay Wharf in Darling Harbour, a preliminary aeronautical impact assessment was required to assess the approved commercial high-rise envelope of RL 183m. The assessment by Avlaw Aviation Consulting concluded that the building will not adversely impact on aviation safety or efficiency and should be approved. Crane activity will be further assessed in the lead up to the Stage 2 DA and is also likely to be approvable given the generous vertical buffer between the building and the maximum permissible height assessed to date.
Parramatta Mixed-Use Development
A two-tower development was proposed to be constructed by Toplace at 189 Macquarie St in Parramatta. An Aeronautical Impact Assessment was completed by Avlaw which found that the building and crane heights proposed would not adversely impact on the safety or efficiency of aircraft operations of Bankstown Airport and Westmead Hospital. The Avlaw report was submitted to aviation stakeholders for assessment which ultimately led to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications issuing controlled activity approvals for the permanent and temporary structures, thus allowing the development to proceed.
Frasers Property Industrial and Winten Property Group
Rooftop Helicopter Landing Site Design
A multi-building development was the subject of a DA submission for a site in Macquarie Park in Sydney. The existing site included a number of buildings and a ground-based Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) which was proposed to be relocated to the rooftop of one of the new buildings that was proposed to be constructed at the site. Avlaw was engaged to design the new HLS and address any other aviation-related issues that were included in the SEARs.