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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Middlebrook Solar Farm

Amber has recently completed a Traffic Impact Assessment for the 500MW Middlebrook Solar Farm, which is one of the largest solar farms in the country. The project involved extensive consultation with the relevant road authorities in order to gain prior approval for the proposed access arrangements of the site. Amber prepared concept designs for intersection upgrades and conducted a review of the traffic impacts of the proposal on the surrounding road network. This continues are extensive involvement in the renewable energy sector.

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.

Hampton Mixed Use Development

Amber has provided traffic engineering services for a mixed use developed in Hampton that proposes to construct a ground floor café and residential apartments. Car parking is proposed within a car stacker system, and through our relationship with the car stacker companies and our experience with similar projects we have been able to deliver a compact car park layout to minimise the impact to the overall floor layout. The project also proposes a significant parking reduction which has been supported as part of our preparation of a Traffic Impact Assessment.

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.

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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