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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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.

Donald Mineral Sands

Amber assisted in the development of a comprehensive Traffic Management Plan for the Donald Mineral Sands project, an open pit mining operation in rural Victoria with a project life in the order of 50 years.

The TMP involved consultation and engagement with a broad range of external stakeholders and documentation of actions to manage and mitigate heavy vehicle impacts of the mine over the coming decades.

Lismore Battery Energy Storage System

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are becoming more common as Australia transitions towards a more sustainable future in the energy sector. Amber recently prepared a Traffic Impact Assessment and Construction Traffic Management Plan for the Lismore BESS which is situated in McKees Hill, NSW. We prepared functional layout plans and swept path diagrams along the access route and identified traffic mitigation measures to allow the safe movement of vehicles between the local and State road network. We always design with safety in mind and worked closely with Transport for NSW to achieve a practical solution to the challenging access route for this project.

Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport

Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport project and it involves the construction and operation of a metro railway line around 23 kilometres in length between St Marys in the north and the Aerotropolis Core precinct in the south. The team at Amber provided specialist traffic engineering advice to the project team to help advise on the design of the road network surrounding the stations. Specialist inputs were required in relation to bus, private vehicle, cycling, and pedestrian movements to ensure the stations and surrounding public environment operate in a safe and efficient manner.

Ringwood Childcare Centre

Amber Organisation assisted with the preparation of a Traffic Impact Assessment report for a proposed childcare centre in Ringwood. The project involved the consolidation of two lots and in order to provide suitable access, a bus stop and street tree were required to be relocated.

Amber were able to arrange an on-site meeting with state and local government officers to facilitate the necessary changes to the infrastructure to provide clarity and comfort to the project team.

Industrial Subdivision

The West Dapto area within Wollongong is going through a period of significant growth. We have prepared a number of Traffic Impact Assessments in the area including an industrial project which proposes to provide 12 hectares of large format warehouse space. The site is ideally located near Princes Highway and our team were involved in conducting a traffic modelling exercise using SIDRA to determine the required upgrades to the road network. As part of this project we also provided a review of road network to ensure it caters for all road users and complies with the requirements of the Development Control Plan.

Oran Park Subdivision

Amber Organisation has recently completed a number of Traffic Impact Assessments for various residential developments within the Oran Park growth area. We regularly prepare traffic reports for subdivisions within the South West Growth Areas. Our assessments provide a review of the potential traffic impacts of the project including the use of traffic modelling software such as SIDRA. We also provide advice on the road layouts to ensure streets and walking and cycling facilities connect with the wider area, as well as a review of the road design itself to ensure vehicles can safely and efficiently travel within the site.

Dubbo Mixed Use Subdivision

Amber has completed a Traffic Impact Assessment report for the proposed mixed use subdivision adjacent to Narromine Road in Dubbo. The project represents a significant addition to the Dubbo township, proposing approximately 2,000 residential lots, 40 hectares of industrial and commercial land, and a new shopping centre. The Traffic Report provided a traffic modelling assessment using SIDRA to determine the traffic impacts of the project on the surrounding road network and the required road upgrades and intersection treatments. We worked closely with the relevant disciplines in the team to ensure the subdivision is designed sustainably to allow for alternative transport modes. The report is to be used to support the masterplan and a range of Planning Proposals and Development Applications for the various stages.

Orange Subdivision

Amber has undertaken a traffic modelling exercise to assess the potential traffic impacts of a 700-lot subdivision in North Orange. The proposal forms part of an amendment to the LEP and utilised the Orange Strategic Traffic Model as a base to determine the required road upgrades for the project. The subdivision and associated internal roads represent a significant change to the traffic distribution in the area. Our team have extensive experience preparing Traffic Impact Assessments for subdivision projects and regularly work with Council’s and road authorities as part of our assessment to ensure a smooth application process.

The Riverina Anglican School Masterplan

The Riverina Anglican School is expected to experience significant growth over the next few years and a masterplan was prepared in order to allow 1,505 students, 140 staff, and an Early Learning Centre to be accommodated on-site. Amber provided traffic engineering and transportation planning advice to help develop the masterplan. We prepared a Traffic Impact Assessment which included a SIDRA intersection modelling analysis of the nearby intersections based on traffic survey data collected in the area. We also prepared a Car Parking Demand Assessment to determine the level of parking required to meet the future demands. School projects require careful consideration to ensure vulnerable road users are seperated from vehicle movements and we always design with safety in mind.

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