The $400m Winter Sports World gets SSDA approval

Located in Penrith, Australia’s first indoor snow resort was granted State Significant Development Application (SSDA) approval in early January. The development includes:

  • A 300m advanced ski slope
  • Competition venue for snow sports
  • Ice climbing and crevasse outdoor rock climbing
  • A luxury 170-room hotel
  • Restaurant and cafes with snow views

A custom approach for a unique development

ptc. is proud to have been engaged to prepare the traffic and parking studies related to the approval process. From a traffic engineering perspective, one of the challenges of this project was to determine the parking rates applicable to the site.

Being an Australian first, there is no comparable reference for car parking rate for a ski slope and the site specific DCP presented a rate for Recreational Centre, which did not consider all the uses of the site.

Due to the uniqueness of the site and the type and mix of uses within the development, our team proposed a site-specific approach utilising a combination of benchmark data from indoor ski slopes in the UK and Penrith DCP rates for the restaurant area and the hotel component.

Through our customised methodology, we achieved a proposed car park provision that is suitable to the land use and the expected demand.


Project: Winter Sports World

Client: Winter Sports World Pty. Ltd


Traffic engineering studies for SSDA process, including:

  • Transport Impact Assessment report
  • The development of a Green Travel Plan (GTP)
  • Carpark and intersection design reviews
  • Preliminary Construction Traffic and Pedestrian Management Plan


A special thanks to Abley Letchford Partnership Limited for sharing UK data with us.


Image credit: Winter Sports World

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