Master Plans

Master Plans are comprehensive documents often prepared by developers for multi-staged developments of large areas, or by Councils for redevelopment of commercial areas. They help to create an integrated development and include information on land use, zoning, transportation, infrastructure, and amenities.

The process we go through identifies the underlying qualities and constraints of the site, and uses this information to develop a proposal that will create a high quality, liveable environment. It is a multi-disciplinary process, with input from urban designers, landscape architects, planners, traffic engineers, civil engineers and surveyors.

We prepare Traffic Assessments for Planning Proposals, Neighbourhood Plans, and Precinct Structure Plans. Our services as part of the master planning process include:

• A review of the traffic impacts of the projects using SIDRA or microsimulation models;
• Preparation of concept plans and functional layout plans for relevant intersections;
• Review of the road layout to ensure it provides suitable vehicle movement within the site;
• Review of the future road cross-sections to ensure all road users are accommodated;
• Assessment of any Local Area Traffic Management (LATM) requirements to control vehicle speeds;
• Providing advice in relation to any sustainable transport modes including public transport, walking, and cycling; and
• Assessing the ability for the site to accommodate future waste collection vehicles.

Our traffic engineers and transportation planners work on a wide variety of development proposals to prepare master plans for our clients. Contact us on 1800 022 363 for help with your next project.  

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.

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.

O’Dell Street Subdivision

One of our subdivision projects is the 105-lot subdivision in Vineyard. Amber prepared several Traffic Impact assessments for the various stages of the project and provided traffic engineering and transportation planning advice to support a variation to the Indicative Layout Plan. We also conducted a review of the traffic and parking aspects of the proposal and provide design advice for the Austroads turn treatments. This forms one of the many subdivision projects we have been involved with in the growth precincts.

McCall Gardens

The McCall Gardens subdivision proposes a mixture of low to high density residential and commercial land use. The subdivision is expected to accommodate approximately 1,205 dwellings on-site and included a substantial redevelopment of the existing Ross House Community Hub. Amber prepared Traffic Impact Assessment reports for the various stages of the subdivision which reviewed the potential traffic impacts of the project and the design of the road layout. We also provided an assessment of the proposal for the Ross House Community Hub including the preparation of swept path diagrams for the car park layout, a review of the access and parking design against the requirements of the Australian Standards, and a review of the parking provision for the various uses.

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.

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