Expert Witness

Development applications can end up in court to determine whether a planning permit should be issued. We have experience representing our clients to help get approval for their projects.

We understand the serious nature of the court environment and ensure we are well prepared and have undertaken a thorough investigation of the project prior to the hearing. We recognise that as traffic engineers and transportation planners we form part of a wider project team, and are committed to helping the team achieve the best possible outcomes.

Our expert witness services cover all aspects of traffic engineering and transportation planning including:

•  Preparation of a Car Parking Demand Assessment to support a parking reduction from the statutory requirements;
•  Detailed review of the car park design and access arrangements;
•  Preparation of intersection modelling with the use of SIDRA software, and an assessment of the expected traffic impacts of a project on the surrounding road network;
•  A review of potential turn treatments based on the Austroads Guidelines;
•  Preparation of concept designs or functional layout plans for a variety of intersections;
•  A review of any documentation issued by Council such as the delegate reports, grounds of refusal, or permit conditions.

Contact us to find out how our traffic experts can support you at a future hearing.

Moonee Ponds Residential

Amber was represented by Michael Willson who presented expert evidence to VCAT for a residential development in Moonee Ponds. Key traffic matters related to the resident car parking reduction, increased traffic generation, and the overall car parking design. We prepared a swept path assessment for the project and provided a Car Parking Demand Assessment as part of our scope of works. The project has subsequently been granted approval by VCAT. 

Kallista Service Station

We provided expert witness services for a service station in Kallista. The project involved the re-establishment of a disused service station in the village centre which would also provide a convenience store. Our assessment involved a review of the site layout to ensure vehicles could suitably manoeuvre through the site and implemented changes following submission from local residents. We also provided a review of the traffic impacts of the service station on the operation of the surrounding road network.

Drouin Childcare Centre

Amber Organisation staff prepare a Traffic Impact Assessment for the 118 place childcare centre located in regional Victoria. Key considerations included the provision of car parking against the requirements of the Planning Scheme and the design of the car park to ensure it operates in a safe and efficient manner. Our Director also provided expert witness services to VCAT to support the development.

Newport Childcare Centre

One of our Directors recently presented as an expert witness for the 84-place childcare centre located on Maddox Road in Newport. The site is located next to a primary school which resulted in the road network being congested during peak school times. We undertook traffic surveys within the vicinity of the site and prepared a traffic modelling assessment using SIDRA to confirm that the vehicle movements from the childcare centre could be accommodated on the road network.

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