Undertaken for the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Institute of Police Management is located on a 1.7 hectare site in National Parks land at North Head, Manly and has spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and Collins Beach.
The project included the demolition of some existing buildings, refurbishment of the remaining heritage buildings, the construction of a new administration building, residential blocks, an extension to the library building, feature concrete road/footpath pavements and landscaping works.
In carrying out these works within the National Park we had to adhere to various strict environmental constraints with regard to flora and fauna.
The project is located in an extremely sensitive environment with a colony of endangered Fairy Penguins inhabiting the rock ledges directly below the northern face of the site. A further colony of long nosed bandicoots, also listed as endangered, forage on the grounds when night falls.
Other environmental considerations were also made for the Red Crowned Toad let found in the area.
We also installed a wheel washing system at the entry of the site to prevent the spread of ‘Phytophthora Cinnamomi’, a mould that attacks the roots of susceptible plant species.