Traffic Assessments

A Traffic Impact Assessment is often required to support development applications. We have reviewed the traffic and transport implications of a wide variety of projects and specialise in the preparation of these documents. The process typically involves:

• Undertaking a site inspection;
• Commissioning traffic and parking surveys of the area;
• Liaising with the relevant road authorities;
• Conducting a review of the car parking and access arrangements against relevant standards;
• Preparing swept path assessments using the latest computer software;
• Providing advice regarding the provision and design of parking;
• Calculating the traffic generation of the site;
• Carrying out traffic modelling using SIDRA to assess the impacts of the traffic generated by the site;
• Reviewing the service vehicle and waste collection arrangements; and
• Providing advice regarding pedestrian and cyclist facilities.

Click the button below to read about some of the projects we’ve prepared traffic assessments for, or contact us on 1800 022 363 for help with your next project.

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.

Keilor Showroom & Workshop

We have been able to assist our client to gain approval for a car showroom and workshop in Keilor. The development expands on the existing workshop on-site which created a number of challenging issues regarding car parking provision and design, and facilitating loading on-site for the different uses. Amber prepared a Traffic Impact Assessment and a Car Park Management Plan for the site to facilitate the operation of the development. Through consultation with Council we were able to achieve an innovative solution for our client in order to meet their operational needs.

Gunnedah Service Centre

Our team regularly works on regional projects which has included the preparation of a Traffic Assessment to support a Planning Proposal for a service centre near Gunnedah. The site was proposed to accommodate a convenience store and several fast food outlets, and also accommodated a caravan park. The assessment included a traffic modelling exercise using SIDRA for nearby intersections to determine the impact of the additional vehicle movements generated by the various uses. Given the site connected to the State road network it was important for us to liaise with Transport for NSW to determine suitable access arrangements for the site based on the Austroads Guide and our relevant expertise.

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.

Viewbank Childcare Centre

Amber has completed a Traffic Impact Assessment report for the childcare centre in Viewbank which is expected to accommodate 128 children. The project proposes to accommodate all car parking within a basement level. We provided design advice and a swept path assessment to ensure the car park is suitably design in accordance with the Planning Scheme. Childcare centres are often accessed via large vehicles associated with parents and need to be provided with additional space to ensure they are useable and provide a safe environment.

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.

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.

Bespoke Car Park Design

The Amber team is often engaged to provide detailed traffic engineering advice for car parks within large residential dwellings. When money is not a barrier there are a wide range of options available to clients to improve their car park layout to meet their needs. This can include providing a hidden parking area via car stackers, the provision of a turntable so vehicles don’t need to manually turn around, or providing a car lift system to remove the need for a basement ramp. Our designs tailor the overall layout to meet the specific vehicles of our clients which can include sports performance vehicles which often have scraping issues when entering or exiting parking areas. Our technology allows us to check the car park as part of our design review to ensure all vehicles expected to access the site can do so in a comfortable manner.

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.

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