Edwards, Christopher

Christopher Edwards

Edwards, Christopher

Professional Member

Email
chriseic@bigpond.net.au
Phone
0416 635 200
Company
Edwards Irrigation Consulting
Company Type
Professional Design Office
Location
1 Grandview Street, Unit 10
East Ballina, NEW SOUTH WALES, 2478
Australia
Specialties
Athletic Fields/complexesCommercial/Industrial/CampusCommunity Development/Master PlanningGolf CourseHousing Development/ResidentialRooftop/UrbanWater Management/Resource Assessment
Specialities & Project References
  • Athletic Fields/complexes
  • Evans Head/Woodburn Recycled Water Scheme, Woodburn/Evans Head, North Coast, NSW
  • Iluka Recreation Reserve, Iluka, North Coast, NSW
  • Saunders Park/Fripp Oval Complex, Ballina, North Coast, NSW
  • Commercial/Industrial/Campus
  • East Shores Parklands, Gladstone, Queensland
  • Southbank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Community Development/Master Planning
  • Northlakes Community Master Plan, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Golf Course
  • Iluka Golf Club, Iluka North Coast, NSW
  • Redland Bay Golf Club, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Ballina Golf Club Pump Station/System Audit, Ballina, North Coast, NSW
  • Housing Development/Residential
  • Coomera Waters Stages 5-11, Gold Coast, Queensland
  • Northlakes Stages 1-9, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Rooftop/Urban
  • Code Residential Tower, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Remora Road Residential Towers, Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Portside Residential Towers 16A & 16B, Hamilton, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Water Management/Resource Assessment
  • Southbank Parklands Stormwater Harvesting Scheme, Brisbane, Queensland
Biography

Stumbled into the industry via working with a parks authority in North Queensland in the late 1970’s.
So I started as an end-user who needed to learn to design – very quickly.

In the early 80’s I relocated to Brisbane, Queensland and worked for a major distributor of irrigation equipment. A part of the role was sales and design, with project management thrown in. Fortunately my CEO was a very good designer and the irrigation company was held in very high esteem: basically, everyone else aspired to our business model. Thus I have experience on the supply end of the scale.

In 1986, I started Commercial Irrigation Consultants (CIC) in Brisbane, Queensland. To my knowledge it was the first independent irrigation consultancy on the East Coast of Australia (the geographical equivalent of the East Coast of the USA). The formation of CIC coincided with the boom in commercial and residential development in South East Queensland and this allowed me to make good contacts in the landscape architectural field that still serve me well.

Having established a reputation for thoroughness and Independence, CIC were able to be involved in some of the major projects of the period: Brisbane Southbank Parklands (the Expo 88 site redevelopment), Roma Street Parklands, Northlakes Residential Estate, Toowoomba City Council Central / Satellite Control System, Harbour Festival and University of Central Queensland campus in Gladstone Queensland, Brisbane International Airport Terminal.

Looking for a sea-change after divorce in 2003, I relocated to Northern New South Wales (just south of iconic Byron Bay) and established Edwards Irrigation Consulting. We have aligned ourselves with a very good team of independent consultants specializing in groundwater, pump station and filtration design, civil and structural engineering, project management, soils and agronomy, and town planning. We are currently heavily involved with the water supply studies and irrigation redevelopment of a number race courses and golf courses.

Always happy to works overseas, too; we have undertaken projects in South Korea, Samoa and Tahiti (someone has to).