Intersection Modelling

Modelling helps predict how intersections and roadways will operate due to changes in the road environment and plays a key role in the decision-making process for road authorities.

Intersection models can estimate important metrics such as how much traffic a new road will carry, what the possible impacts of changing and developing land uses are, whether an intersection performs better as a roundabout or traffic signals, and a variety of other factors. These concepts underpin crucial areas of traffic engineering and transportation planning including the economic justification for major projects and the planning permit application process.

We are highly experienced in developing models across a range of different software platforms and using the data to inform large traffic studies and potential road upgrades. We regularly utilise SIDRA intersection modelling software to assess individual intersections for smaller projects as well as analysing road networks for larger projects. For more complex projects we can provide broader microsimulation modelling services which are supported by SIDRA intersection analysis.

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Huntlee Self-Storage Unit

Our team prepared a Traffic Impact Assessment for the large self-storage unit in Huntlee. We utilised our existing survey data for similar developments and worked with our client to determine a suitable parking provision for the site. We prepared swept path diagrams and reviewed the access arrangements for the development to ensure vehicles are able to safely enter and exit the site and access the loading areas.

Doughboy Wind Farm

The Doughboy Wind Farm proposes approximately 58 wind turbines northeast of Armidale. Amber has been engaged to prepare a Traffic Impact Assessment for the project and have been working with our client, the road authorities, and landowners to establish innovative and practical ways of providing access to the road network in order to reduce the impact of construction traffic. Safety is one of our key considerations when working on renewable projects and we are always looking for ways we can improve our service to our clients which ultimately results in a more cost effect outcome for the project.

5MW Victorian Solar Farms

Amber has recently completed Traffic Impact Assessments for six 5MW solar farms for BNRG located within Victoria. We understand the cost of any road upgrades on smaller renewable projects can be financially challenging. In order to achieve a practical outcome for the access arrangements for smaller renewable projects we work closely with the local road authorities to ensure road upgrades are minimised and suitable traffic management measures are provided within Traffic Management Plans.

Beyond the Valley Music Festival

Amber prepared a Traffic Impact Assessment and Event Traffic Management Plan for the Beyond the Valley music festival. The multi-day festival is held annually in Hesse, Victoria, over the New Year period and is expected to attract 35,000 patrons with the majority accommodated within the camping areas provided on-site. Our team liaised with Council and Department of Transport to ensure the impacts of the project generated during the bump-in and out, and festival operation, are minimised. We prepare functional layout plans for proposed road upgrades and swept path assessments for key intersections. We are experienced consultants that regularly work on similar Traffic Management Plans on a wide range of projects to ensure the road network continues to operate in a safe and efficient manner.

Wanderer Music Festival

Wanderer is a new multi-day music festival which first operated in September 2022. The festival is held on farm land approximately 6.5 kilometres north of Merimbula and has a capacity of 14,000 patrons including 10,000 camping patrons. Amber prepared a Traffic Impact Assessment for the project which assessed the potential traffic impacts on the road network. We also provided a review of the proposed operation of the site to ensure patrons were able to access the site in a timely manner and to identify ways to encourage the use of the alternative transport options.

Northcote Mixed Use Development

Amber prepared a Traffic Impact Assessment for a mixed use development in Northcote. The project provided a shop on the ground floor and six levels of apartments above. We provided design advice for the car park which provided a semi-automatic car stacker system and prepared a swept path assessment to ensure the car park complied with the Planning Scheme and AS/NZS 2890.1:2004. We also undertook parking surveys and provided a Car Parking Demand Assessment to support the parking reduction.

Hallam South Warehouse

We prepared a Traffic Impact Assessment for a large warehouse in Hallam South. The access for the project was assessed against the turn treatments of the Austroads Guide which were subsequently unable to be provided due to the constraints of the existing road network. Through our liaising with Department of Transport we were able to prepare a functional layout plan that still provides a safe road environment and worked with our partners to provide a Road Safety Audit.

Williamstown North Warehouses

Amber has completed a number of warehouse developments within a new industrial subdivision located in Williamstown North. Through our collection of data for similar developments we understand that the warehouse parking rates outlined within the Planning Scheme are overly onerous for smaller warehouse tenancies. We have extensive experience throughout Victoria justifying a reduction in the Planning Scheme parking requirements. We also understand the heavy vehicle requirements for these projects and can assist in designing the loading areas to reduce the truck manoeuvre area, increasing your building footprint.

Tamworth Mixed Use Development

The project proposed a significant redevelopment of several key sites within the Tamworth CBD to provide two residential towers that will accommodate lower-level commercial and retail tenancies. The car park and access arrangements for the project were made complicated by the unusual shape of the site generated by the amalgamation of smaller lots. We worked closely with the project team to provide an efficient and functional layout that met the requirements of Council and provided a swept path assessment. A Traffic Impact Assessment was prepared for the project which assessed the expected parking demand of the site which varied throughout the day due to the different uses, in order to maximise the allocation of car parking. We also undertook a review of the potential traffic impacts of the project.

Winterbourne Wind Farm

The Winterbourne Wind Farm is one of Australia’s largest wind farm projects in NSW. Amber was engaged as the traffic engineering consultants for the project to assess the access route for large plant and prepare a Traffic Impact Assessment. Key tasks included; engaging with the road authorities, traffic analysis, intersection and pavement design, and a road safety assessment. Wind farm projects provide challenging engineering problems due to the significant increase in traffic during construction and the delivery of the 80+ metre long turbine blades from the chosen delivery port. We are proud to be involved in another renewable energy project.

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