Transport & Infrastructure Assessment
As part of this project, we will provide an in-depth analysis of the region’s accessibility routes – in particular the transport networks to and from the ski fields including the ski tube. This will furnish an insight into the region’s ability to cope with high-levels of tourism as well as identify any potential shortfalls into the future. Our transport strategy will also look to improve access routes to some of the region’s renowned nature trails in summer. Feasibility assessments are also underway for an airport.
Further, our team will also be assessing the region’s current utilities infrastructure. This will include an in-depth review of the current sewerage and wastewater systems to identify potential investment opportunities with known flooding events through the river and dam systems. As the region becomes more sustainable, our emphasis will be on preserving and saving water for the hotter and drier summer periods.
Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies
Located in one of Australia’s most pristine national parks, developing a carbon negative precinct is a fundamental element to the design of the SAP. To achieve this, we are working with our clients to provide them with set of recommendations based on the feasibility of each renewable energy type.
With seasonal fluctuations in demand likely, we will investigate the potential for one or a mix of renewable energy types from bio-mass and geothermal through to wind and solar with emerging energy storage technologies such as hydrogen to contribute to achieving the SAP’s carbon negative aspirations. Our feasibility study will include the investigation innovative and emerging solutions like Virtual Power Plant networks to make the precinct sustainable and Future Ready.
Flooding and Groundwater Assessment
Lake Jindabyne acts as the gathering point for the whole Snowy Mountains region. It provides immense tourism opportunities through water sports and significant landscapes. It also represents one of Australia’s most well-known engineering feats through its dam and hydropower scheme.
However, given the seasonal fluctuations in the region, the Snowy Mountains is prone to flooding in winter, particularly as the snow melts and then in the summer, dry spells and bushfires can wreak havoc downstream.
To help prepare the region for more severe weather fluctuations, we are investigating the region’s water catchments and hydrogeological patterns in an effort to better utilise rainfall and natural resources.
Services: Roads and Highways, Civil Engineering, Transport Planning, Asset Management, Urban Planning and Masterplanning, Advisory Services, Geotechnical, Technical Advisory, Feasibility Studies, Resource Assessment, Stakeholder Engagement, Technology Evaluations, Sustainability Assessments, Network strategy, development and management