RAAF Base Amberley 6th Engineer Support Regiment
Paynters were engaged by Defence to construct two new headquarter office buildings and a civil construction training area for the Army’s 6th Engineer Support Regiment. The new sleek, modern headquarters included solar hot water, solar panels for power generation, light sensors, natural ventilation modes for air conditioning systems and windows that can be opened for maximum natural ventilation.
State-of-the-art special purpose Secret Level teleconferencing facilities, video-conferencing equipment and secure communications systems were incorporated during the build. These works required Paynter Dixon staff to work in close consultation with the security and Information Communication Technology (ICT) certification and accreditation authorities throughout construction and in particular during the Defence commissioning and handover process. Detailed inspection and test plans were established to ensure that appropriate hold points and witness points were in place during key stages of construction to mitigate against any compliance risks associated with physical, electronic and audio security.
A large purpose civil construction training area was also built for army personnel to be trained in the use of earth moving equipment. Stringent environmental requirements were adhered to when building the sediment and detention basins and equipment wash down areas. A vehicle shelter and amenities block were also built for use during training and exercises, including a rainwater storage tank pumping system for truck filling and dust suppression.