It is important to seek assistance from an accredited traffic engineer when operating a long term construction site. Before commencing work, the site team must prepare a CTMP or a WTMP and get it approved by the relevant road authority.
CTMPs will show and analyse the potential impacts of your work site on the surrounding network. This includes the movement of trucks, parking removals, material delivery strategies, any changes to footpaths, diversions around your worksite etc.
A traffic engineer will quantify and produce an independent assessment for the road authority to review.
Talk to our accredited traffic engineers today to ask about CTMPs and WTMPs..
Most developers may not know the fact that you are not always obliged to provide parking for commercial development. In fact, even for residential developments, you can provide a reduced number of parking space and still get your planning permit application approved.
How? Yes, that’s what traffic engineers are for. We make assessments of nearby public and street parking, public transport facilities, bicycle and pedestrian connectivity and make an expert judgement regarding the general accessibility of your development.
We liaise with Council traffic engineers in justifying these requirements by quoting planning scheme clauses.
Next time you give up on a development opportunity because you don’t have enough car parking, give us a call. We can assist.
We were recently contacted by a town planner who was in the middle of preparing a feasibility assessment for a proposed mixed-use development in Ivanhoe.
The client wanted to purchase the next door property to their shop to build 9 x 2-bed apartments and to retain the two shops in the ground floor.
Client had almost given up on the idea. Why? The property is 16m x 38m, they thought it’s too small to fit this many apartments and a car park.
Luckily, they rang us. Guess what they never thought of? A basement car park!
Yes, it seems very complex. But imagine the ‘Cost vs Benefit’ of converting a block of land into 9 2-bed apartments plus two shops? That too, in Ivanhoe!
We were able to do a functional layout of a basement car park with 13 generous car parking spaces, and had 4 spare spaces for visitors, with a staircase, a lift and lockers!
2 days ago, owners had a block of land 16 x 38 with two old shops. Fast forward two days, they are now building 9 apartments in Ivanhoe!
Talk to a traffic engineer. We can always help!