COMMUNITY & RECREATIONAL
Winter Sports World is Australia’s first indoor ski facility incorporating a 300 metre ski slope, winter wonderland play area, ice / rock climbing, ice rink, altitude training centre, 170-room hotel, 1,000 seat function centre and some 650 car parking spaces. PDC Consultants was engaged to prepare the Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) report for the Planning Proposal.
The TIA included analysis and extraction of data from the Mulgoa Road / Castlereagh Road Corridor VISSIM microsimulation traffic model, SIDRA Intersection modelling of seven nearby intersections and consultation with Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) and Penrith City Council. The TIA also included collection and analysis of extensive traffic and parking data to assist in determining appropriate traffic generation and parking rates for the development, noting it is the first of its kind in Australia.
UMA Centre is a community centre accommodating various uses including offices, educational classrooms, indoor recreational courts, gymnasium and play groups for children. PDC’s Director was engaged to prepare Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) reports for numerous Development Applications (DAs). The TIAs included collection and analysis of traffic and parking survey data and SIDRA Intersection traffic modelling to assess the performance of key intersections in the vicinity of the site under the various DA proposals.
PDC’s Director also acted as an Expert Witness for the UMA Centre noting that some of the DAs proceeded to the NSW Land and Environment Court which included preparation of Expert Witness and Statement of Evidence parking and traffic reports.
A new joint-use library and community facility within Young High School and associated school upgrades. The facility comprises a total of 2,800sqm Gross Floor Area, with approximately 1,100sqm reserved for the local community. PDC Consultants was engaged to assess the parking provision and car parking layout to accommodate the increased parking demands associated with the facility, and prepare a parking and traffic report.