New Marrickville Library and Residential Development

The old Marrickville hospital was redeveloped into a complex providing a 3,600m2 library and pavilion, 1,200m2 of landscaped outdoor area, a children’s playground and 58 underground car park spaces. In addition to the community hub, the site includes a 225-unit residential development. ptc.’s involvement started in 2012 when we joined BVN’s team during the competition […]

Andrew Morse speaks about parking facilities standards at the next AITPM Event

ptc. has a long relationship with AS 2890 (the Australian Standards for parking facilities) since it was co-authored by George Burton, our senior car park designer (now retired). Partner Andrew Morse is on the committee reviewing and updating the standards and will be one of the presenters of the NSW | AS 2890 Series Technical […]

Change staff travel mode and save tonnes of carbon emissions per year

  In September 2019, the ptc. family moved into a new home at 1 James Place, North Sydney. Located just 1.3kms from our previous address in Cammeray, the new office, with its stunning wraparound views, has been a hit with both staff and clients. Interestingly, despite the short distance of the move (admittedly closer to […]

Nepean Hospital new multi-storey car park

The Nepean Hospital in the Blue Mountains is undergoing a $1 billion redevelopment divided in two stages. As part of Stage 1, a multi-storey car park was built and a 14-storey clinical tower is currently under construction. Stage 2 is at the planning phase. ptc. has been engaged by NSW Health Infrastructure (HI) and other […]

UNSW Parking and Traffic Strategy

Background Established in 1949, UNSW Sydney is a leading research and teaching university in NSW, ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities. The university places a unique focus on scientific, technological and professional disciplines. ptc. was engaged by UNSW to provide parking and traffic engineering advice regarding its main campus. The 38-hectare site…...

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MLC School, Burwood – redesigning the pick-up and drop-off scheme

School Car Park - Design of Drop-off and Pick-Up-Scheme

Background MLC School is a Uniting Church independent girls’ school. Founded in 1886, the school has been a pioneer in girls’ education by valuing academic and co-curricular activities equally and has a tradition of academic excellence. Located approximately 12 kilometres west of Sydney CBD in Burwood, MLC serves 1,200 students from pre-kindergarten to Year 12…....

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The future of transport

Andrew Morse, ptc.‘s Partner and Senior Traffic Engineer, was invited by Compass IoT to participate in their Byte Size video series, which focuses on the role of AI, IoT and Big Data in engineering the future of cities. During the interview, Andrew talked about topics such as customer journey, the application of AI and disruptive […]

Lane Cove Council’s $2.9 million cycling infrastructure plan

Lane Cove Council plans to invest $2.9 million in new cycling facilities in an effort to encourage cycling uptake and improve the experience of current cyclists. In particular, the plan aims to attract two types of cyclists, the Enthused and Confident and the Interested but Concerned[1]. The four categories of cyclists are: Strong and Fearless: […]

Casuarina Square case study – Retail car park optimisation

Located at 14km north of Darwin city centre, Casuarina Square is the largest shopping centre in the Northern Territory. The GPT Group (GPT) have owned and managed the centre since it was built in 1973. Four major redevelopments have been undertaken since that time. Home to over 200 stores, Casuarina Square is the number one…...

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Parking and Traffic Studies for The Finery, Mirvac

ptc. is proud to have provided parking and traffic engineering advice to Mirvac for The Finery, a residential development comprising six buildings and 227 units located at 13-17 Lachlan Street in Waterloo. Our involvement in this project started with the preparation of a parking and traffic assessment to accompany the Development Application (DA) to the […]

Is driving to school becoming the norm?

To shed some light in the much-debated issue of school traffic, we gathered data from six schools we have worked at in the last couple of years (click on the image above to see the details). In most of the charts, you can see that at least half of the students arrive by car (blue […]

ptc. works with HI to achieve the new Forensic Medicine and Coroners Court Complex

NSW Health Infrastructure completed the new Forensic Medicine and Coroners Complex in early December. The $91.5 million development, located at Lidcombe, replaces the facility at Glebe, where the coronial and forensic medicine services have been provided for more than 40 years. The new complex delivers additional court rooms for the NSW Coroners Court and expanded […]

Psychology applied to traffic engineering

Although traffic engineering is in the realm of the exact sciences, understanding human behaviour and applying psychological principles can be useful to increase safety and compliant behaviour by road users. This is illustrated by an experiment conducted in the US, which was designed to increase the number of drivers stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks. According […]

Beer with an Engineer

Steve Wellman, Senior Civil/Traffic Engineer at ptc., was recently interviewed by Melanie and Dominic De Gioia for their podcast Beer with an Engineer. The hot topic of the interview revolved around the issues with Sydney’s transport planning and the lack of integrated options. Steve pointed out examples such as the fact that Westconnex construction works […]

Supporting The Shepherd Centre

Our team of consultants recently prepared parking and traffic studies to accompany the Development Application of the new Shepherd Centre in Campbelltown. The proposed centre will include five therapy rooms with the capacity of conducting 20 one-on-one sessions per day. We are proud to support this worthwhile charity organisation. The Shepherd Centre assists children with […]

“A Smarter City” is a winning presentation (and a great initiative by Wollongong Council)

We are pleased to announce that “A Smarter City – Wollongong City Integrated Parking Guidance System” was awarded the best presentation within the Traffic Engineering and Road Management stream at the 2018 AITPM Conference. We congratulate Andrew Morse, partner and Senior Traffic Engineer, who presented the case study at the conference and Grant Mclean, Senior…...

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A Smarter Town Centre

Andrew Morse, Partner and Senior Traffic Engineer, will be presenting the case study “A Smarter Town Centre – Wollongong City Integrated Parking Guidance System” at the 2018 AITPM National Conference in Perth. Our team, led by Grant McLean, Senior Consultant, designed an integrated Parking Guidance System (PGS) combining 10 car parks within the CBD with […]

French Grand Prix faced major traffic issues

Any team responsible for the organisation of a major event will spend many hours covering all the details in regards to what attendees will encounter once they arrive at the venue. The organisers of the French Grand Prix probably made sure that drivers had the infrastructure they needed, VIP guests received the best service and […]

Lane Cove PAMP study

  Earlier this year, ptc. was engaged by Lane Cove Council to review and update the 2013 Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan (PAMP) for the Lane Cove Local Government Area. A PAMP is a comprehensive strategic action plan which allows Council to prioritise its tasks to improve the pedestrian network. The aim of this type […]

Royal Randwick Racecourse case study

Car park design from pre-DA through construction to operation The Australian Turf Club (ATC) is currently completing the construction of a standalone, multi-storey car park for 600 cars within Royal Randwick Racecourse for use by members during race carnivals and other events. Concept stage and approval process ptc. was engaged during the concept stage, which…...

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Six steps to add value to your car park

We are issuing a new series of videos discussing the six areas which every car park owner or manager should focus on to bring extra value to their asset. ptc. Managing Partner, Cristina Lynn, will cover a range of topics from car park design to differentiation, providing valuable advice on each video. Watch the first […]

Looking into the future, that’s how you win!

Eric Ye receives ITEANZ-GHD award

  Eric Ye, Junior Traffic Engineer at ptc., received, on the 27th February 2018, the GHD Undergraduate Student Award promoted by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Australia New Zealand (ITEANZ). Eric was awarded for his thesis: Lane Distribution Optimisation of Autonomous Vehicles for Highway Congestion Control, which he authored as part of his studies in […]

William Inglis & Son Development

The Inglis’ Riverside Stables, a $140 million complex at Warwick Farm, has officially opened on 5th February 2018 and its first sales event starts this weekend. The Development includes a global centre for the display and sales of thoroughbred horses and a luxury hotel. ptc. was engaged by various clients on the site to provide […]