ML Traffic Engineers – Established transport planning, traffic engineering and traffic management consultants, with expert witness experience at planning court / planning tribunal hearings, servicing Australia (all states and territories). We prepare traffic and parking impact assessment reports to support planning applications, often referred to simply as a traffic report, traffic study, assessment by a suitably qualified traffic engineer or traffic management report to address site specific operational and/or safety concerns. We prepare construction traffic management plans (CTMP) to AS1742.3, being an accredited NSW RTA provider. We certify access, car parking and site servicing layouts to AS2890.1 and AS2890.2, as per NPER and RPEQ requirements. We prepare Green Travel Plans to set frameworks in place to achieve targeted shifts to non-car based modes of transport over time.
We prepare swept path diagrams using AutoTURN. A requirement of planning approval may include the ability of the design vehicle to enter the site, internally manoeuvre and exit the site in a forward direction. We have templates for cars (B85 and B99 dimensioned), rigid trucks (small, medium and heavy) and articulated vehicles (semi-trailers and B-doubles). We assess and provide design input into access, parking, on-site vehicle manoeuvrability and site servicing layouts to the requirements of AS 2890.1 and AS 2890.2. Common issues include sight-lines to pedestrians (vertical and horizontal) on the footpath and vehicles on the frontage road, appropriate ramp grades and transitions, vertical clearance at sag grade transitions, turning circles at changes of direction, access into car spaces from sub-standard width access ways, column setbacks, ramp widths and queuing space (inbound and outbound). We are able to illustrate the required changes in CAD - to reduce time required by the architect or building designer to incorporate in their plans.
We prepare concept plans of pedestrian crossings, intersection layouts as per Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 4A, functional layout plans of access driveways and parking spaces, lighting plans for public car parks and signage and line-marking plans associated with traffic management schemes.
We support architects, lawyers, town planners, surveyors, builders, business operators / owners and individuals. We assist Councils and Road Authorities with peer reviews of other parties’ traffic engineering related submissions. We consider subtle variations that may exist between different state road and local government authorities. Every assessment considers relevant local planning context. We understand the conflicting requirement between access and internal vehicle maneuverability (council) and traffic flow (the road authority).
We provide hands-on approach to every one of our projects. With each key senior staff having between 17 and 23 years’ experience, we are confident in being able to provide constructive input on traffic engineering matters from feasibility stages, right through to planning application submissions and, where circumstances dictate, provide expert witness representation at planning court / tribunal hearings. Senior staff members are involved in every project. Our consultants are generally qualified in civil engineering, geography or urban planning.
We have completed in excess of 2,200 projects across Australia and the United Kingdom (in conjunction with ML Traffic Engineers Ltd) between 2005 and 2012. Clients include individual business operators as well as corporate entities such as Yum! (KFC), Caltex, Shell, Mirvac, Brookfield Multiplex, Bunnings, CBRE Richard Ellis, Nandos, Broad Construction Services (owned by Leighton Contractors), IGA, Metcash, Fabcot (Woolworths), Queensland Department of Education and the Arts, CS Energy, Australian Amalgamated Terminals, Stockland, Insurance Commission of Western Australia, Milton Keynes Council (UK), BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA Coal), Town of Claremont, City of Whitehorse, City of Moonee Valley, Shoalhaven Council, Wollondilly Shire Council, Wycombe District Council (UK), Whelans Insites, Onslow Salt, Caledon Coal, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ahrens Group and Doncaster BMW.
We are experienced with every conceivable land-use that may trigger the need for a traffic impact assessment -– apartments, bars, car washes, cafes / restaurants, child care centres, catteries / dog kennels, community centres, fitness centres / gymnasiums, galleries, drive-through premises (fast food, coffee, alcohol sales), hotels (accommodation) / motels, industrial units, industrial subdivision, licensed premises (gaming hall, tavern), medical centres, mine-site traffic management, mixed-use sites (residential and commercial), night clubs, offices, places of worship, recreational facilities, residential subdivisions, residential master plans, school master plans, shops, shopping centre developments, supermarkets, tuition centres and warehouses.
Everything begins with a conversation. To gain an understanding of the way forward on traffic, access or parking issues with your planning application, or for someone to prepare a construction traffic management plan, simply ring our office. Rest assured, the “clock will not tick” fee-wise until our obligation-free quotation has been formally accepted by you.
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Suite 280, 52 Merivale Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Tel: +61 7 3118 5616
15 Albert Avenue
Broadbeach QLD 4218
Tel: +61 7 5631 4551
Sydney - Lane Cove
Suite 195, 79 to 83 Longueville Road
Lane Cove NSW 2066
Tel: +61 2 8004 2434
Sydney - Parramatta
Tel: +61 2 8003 5975
Suite 5.04 Level 5
365 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 9016 9865
Level 3, 85 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: +61 3 6237 0012
283 to 287 Sir Donald Bradman Drive
Brooklyn Park SA 5032
Tel: +61 8 8463 1936
Level 3, 1060 Hay Street
West Perth WA 6005
Tel: +61 8 6467 7558
Centrepoint Business Centre
Level 1, 48 to 50 Smith Street
Darwin NT 0800
Tel: +61 8 7221 2000
ADDRESSES OF COMPLETED PROJECTS
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Car Park Traffic Management
Mixed-use Developments (Office, Shop and Residential – see separate office and specialty shop listings)
Recreational Facilities – including Sporting Grounds
Animal Care Facilities
Children’s Play Centres
Child Care Centres
Construction Traffic Management Plans (CTMPs)
Drive-Through Food and Drink Premises (Coffee, Fast Food)
Education and Tuition Centres
Fitness Centres / Gymnasiums / Personal Training Studios
Licensed Premises (Taverns, Bars, Gaming Lounges, Clubs)
Factory Units (Warehouse / Industrial / Showroom)
Medical Centres (General Practice, Specialists, Allied Health, Dental)
Mixed Commercial and Residential Buildings
Places of Worship (Churches, Mosques, Temples)
Residential Developments (Townhouses, Apartments, Subdivisions and Retirement Units)
Restricted Recreation – Dance Studios, Music Studios, Martial Arts Studios
Work Site Traffic Management (Mine Sites, Factory Work Sites)
Short-term Accommodation Facilities (Hotels, Motels, Serviced Apartments, Student Accommodation, Bed & Breakfast)
Sports Grounds (Soccer Fields, Athletics Track)
Court representation as Expert Witness
Has Council or the Road Authority asked you to submit a report involving a performance based assessment of car parking, access and/or traffic impact issues to be prepared by a suitably qualified traffic engineer?
Are you looking for experienced transport planners / traffic engineers with relevant planning related exposure and in-depth knowledge of statutory requirements?
Are you seeking a quotation for consultancy services on traffic engineering matters?
Provide expert witness representation (VCAT, NSW L&E, SA ERD, QLD P&E and WA SAT).
Prepare traffic impact reports for submission to Council – to justify a change of use or an increased level of use of land.
Assist Councils with peer reviews of other parties’ traffic engineering related submissions.
Provide advice on car-parking layout and access issues.
Assess levels of parking supply and utilisation in areas where Council is prepared to allow on-street and off-street public parking areas to accommodate parking demands associated with a proposed development or a proposed change of use.
Design ramps and circulation access ways to comply with AS2890.1:2004.
Prepare turning paths for cars within on-site parking areas and driveways using AutoTURN.
Prepare turning paths for heavy vehicles (rigid trucks in loading-bays, semi-trailers in industrial hard stand areas), as per requirements of AS2890.2:2002 using AutoTURN.
Provide advice on achieving compliant ground clearances at changes of grades – particularly where turning manoeuvres are involved (inside pair of wheels “sees” a steeper grade).
Certify access and car-parking layouts as part of a planning application – as per NPER and RPEQ requirements.
Assess sight-distance at driveway exits – to pedestrians on the footpath and vehicles along the frontage road.
Assess stopping sight-distance for vehicles on a frontage road in the process of accessing a property.
Prepare construction traffic management plans, as per requirements of AS1742.3.
Provide details of associated traffic re-assignment as a result of temporary traffic management works.
Carry out intersection operational analyses using vehicle-gap analyses or software such as SIDRA.
Carry out road network operational analyses using manual assignment or software such as PARAMICS or EMME/3.
Determine requirements for intersection turning lanes as per warrants contained in Austroads Guide to Road Design Part 4A.
Prepare concept layout plans of intersections and pedestrian crossings.
Prepare lighting plans for car parks and streets.
Provide advice on street layouts and access configurations for residential and industrial subdivisions, including minimum distances between 2 intersections.
Extensive experience on a very broad range of land uses.
Verifiable track record.
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