Expert Advice and Consultation

LDP, being independent from any suppliers or industry influencers, creates the perfect environment for unbiased assessment of proposed lighting installations and equipment with inhouse, independent, University qualified Electrical Engineers, along with Certified and Registered Electrical Inspector capability.

OUR ADVICE AND CONSULTATION SERVICES

LDP boasts an established track record of large national and international projects with designers of the highest quality achieving numerous industry awards. Our experience in New Zealand, Australian, and British lighting standards and New Zealand & Australian electrical standards ensure that we remain at the forefront of new developments and practices.

LDP has undertaken Lighting Peer Reviews on behalf of Council for numerous Resource Consent applications; Sports fields, Stadia, car parks, commercial developments, pathways, roads, petrol stations, Marinas, Auckland Harbour Bridge Skypath, signs, digital billboards, etc.

LDP has prepared an Assessment of Environmental Effects (AEE) and associated obtrusive lighting calculations, to support the applicant’s Resource Consent application, for numerous outdoor lighting installations; Sports fields, Stadia, car parks, commercial developments, pathways, roads (typically for a Notice of Requirement [NoR], petrol stations, Marinas, signs, digital billboards, etc.

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Our work

Here is a selection of projects we have worked on

Waitakere Stadium, Auckland

LDP were appointed to provide expert advice for the notified Resource Consent hearing, the performance lighting specification, assist with technical tender analyses and review the installation for Resource Consent compliance.

Proposed Dark Sky Park (DSP) Application, Waiheke Island

Liaise with the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), Auckland Council and the Waiheke Local Board to determine the feasibility of establishing a DSP. Draft the Lighting Management Plan and review with the IDA in preparation for the application (Current project).

Proposed Prison Expansion, Waikeria

Analyse potential effects of lighting at night. Peer review the applicants AEE and lighting concept design. Expert conferencing. Expert advice to Council during the Environment Court hearing.

Kennedy Point Marina, Waiheke Island

Sensitive lighting concept design to minimise effects. Expert advice to the applicant for the Resource Consent application, Appeal hearing and the successful Environment Court hearing.

Proposed private residence and stargazing lodge, Lake Pukaki

Site visit to analyse potential visibility of proposed artificial lighting in an intrinsically dark environment, when viewed from state highway 80 on the western side of the lake. Design an innovative method of concealment.

Hydroelectric Drainage Canal Refurbishment, Tekapo

Site visit to analyse potential effects of night works close to Mt John Observatory and the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve. Advise best practice lighting to minimise effects in support of the Resource Consent application.

Americas Cup AC36 Base

Review the AEE, the site, the local environment and the proposed construction methodology. Liaise with the constructor to develop a Construction Lighting Management Plan as a condition of Resource Consent.

Auckland Unitary Plan

Provide expert advice to Council for Lighting and Signage related lighting effects from Digital Billboards. Draft Policies, Objectives and Rules. Review submissions, expert witness conferencing and advice during hearings. Prepare custom Lighting conditions for Major Recreation Facilities.

Christchurch District Plan Review

Provide expert advice to Council for Lighting and Signage related lighting effects from Digital Billboards. Draft Policies, Objectives and Rules. Review submissions, expert witness conferencing and advice during hearings. Prepare custom Lighting conditions for Major Recreation Facilities.

Americas Cup AC36 Base

Expert advice to the applicant in support of the Resource Consent application. Prepare an AEE, liaise with the constructor to develop a Construction Lighting Management Plan, expert conferencing, joint witness statement, preparation of evidence, review submissions, attend the Environment Court.

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Auckland Viaduct

Auckland Transport (AT) inherited the lighting from Waterfront Auckland. AT considered the lighting to be sub-standard with respect to everyday use, maintenance costs and lighting quality. AT asked LDP to review and propose a solution.

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WGHS Covered Courts

LDP Ltd was engaged by Westlake Girls High School for the lighting component of their covered outdoor sports courts.

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Auckland Viaduct

Auckland Transport (AT) inherited the lighting from Waterfront Auckland. AT considered the lighting to be sub-standard with respect to everyday use, maintenance costs and lighting quality. AT asked LDP to review and propose a solution.

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WGHS Covered Courts

LDP Ltd was engaged by Westlake Girls High School for the lighting component of their covered outdoor sports courts.

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Gateway Bridge Arches Lighting
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Britomart Train Station
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North Harbour Hockey Stadium
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Avantidrome
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Hamad International Airport Doha
Long Bay Subdivision 124
Long Bay Beach Road Extension
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Augusta Apartments Daylighting
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Auckland Viaduct
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Aotea Square
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Olympic Park
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Wynyard Crossing
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