Parking and Traffic Consultants – 2012 year in review

2012 has been another eventful year for PTC. Many new clients joined the prestigious names in our portfolio, including Perth Airport, Health Infrastructure, Adelaide University and Leichhardt Council. Many other previous clients engaged us to do new work.

Just to give you an idea, during the year we worked for these airports: Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth, Townsville, Sydney and Mildura, these local councils: Christchurch, Sydney, Vincent, North Sydney, Orange, Parramatta, Penrith, Waverley, Leichhardt, Mosman and Victoria Park, as well as for Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, UTS and UWS universities. Retail engagements were conducted for Lend Lease, Mirvac, Stockland, QIC, Fish Markets and Bunnings. On the property owner and manager side we worked for Dexus, Royal Randwick Racecourse, AMP, ISPT, Toga, CBRE and Jones Lang LaSalle. Hospital projects included Westmead, Campbelltown, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and John Hunter, whilst logistics projects were carried out for Sydney Ports, Patricks and Orica, to name a few.

We would like to thank our new and on-going clients for the trust they continue to place on us and we look forward to a long and happy relationship with you all.

Following an engagement for a shopping centre car park review in Bogotá (Colombia) in 2011, we were recently appointed by the Chilean owners to carry out design and signage work on their flagship store in the heart of Santiago. The development includes around 4,500 parking spaces, which are expected to increase by a further 3,000 as new buildings are constructed on site. George Burton, Grant McLean and I were in Santiago last week to kick start the project and further visits will take place in 2013.

This year saw another successful convention organised on behalf of the PAA which brought together prestigious industry experts from Australia and overseas. After four years as the PAA Treasurer, I was re-elected to the PAA committee at the November AGM in the role of Vice President. My key interests over the next few years will be to further the interests of Women in Parking as well as to strengthen our working relations with other international parking associations.

The Wayfinding Forum, now in its fourth year of uninterrupted weekly blogs has continued to attract readership, with 308 people registered to receive blog updates, Views on the articles and blog posts on the website are attracting thousands of views every month (averaging over 5,000 visits and just under 10,000 views on pages on the website in a given month), from all over the world.

One of 2012’s highlights was the move to bigger premises in Cammeray last October. Not only does this give us much needed breathing space but will allow us to grow the team going forward and provide us with the opportunity to host client information meetings on a range of subjects.

Our team has continued to expand with the addition of Abdul Mohammad, an experienced Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner, Sunny Huang, recently graduated from Macquarie University with a major in statistics and Mihira Bodaragama who specialises in the application of CAD and Revit programs to design and signage reviews.

Sadly Peter Burrows left us in May after a long and brave battle with ill health.

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing each and every one of you a very happy Christmas together with your families and loved ones and may 2013 bring you joy and success in your ventures.

Cristina Lynn

Managing Partner

Parking & Traffic Consultants

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