Double Bay Transport Study

Double Bay Transport Study

As a result of the Double Bay Place Plan and Economic Feasibility Study findings, officers at Woollahra Municipal Council undertook a review of the existing planning controls for the Double Bay Town Centre. This review investigated a series of precinct specific uplifts to both height and floor space ratio controls to facilitate more viable mixed-use development. The objective of this project was to understand whether additional residential population could be enabled and what the impacts and requirements for the transport system would be.

SCT Consulting staff have decades of experience managing and mitigating proposed changes to planning controls, from master plan to delivery, and have detailed understanding of how transport policy changes and decisions effect the entire development process. Our staff have worked on Sydney’s North and South West Growth Centres, The Bays Precinct and Parramatta Road Urban Transformation.

SCT Consulting was engaged by Council to undertake a transport study to support a review of existing planning controls for the Double Bay Town Centre. This study involved understanding existing transport conditions, identification of transport implications of additional activities in the centre (including traffic modelling to identify upgrade triggers and testing of travel demand management strategies) and policies to offset transport impacts.

We found that providing additional car share spaces (such as Go Get) on and off street would improve the efficiency of car parking allocation and that there were some select public transport service monitoring and frequency would improve sustainable travel behaviours. The project had a heavy focus on non-infrastructure strategies that maximise the use of current assets to enable additional development without significant financial implications.

Council were highly satisfied with the outcomes of SCT Consulting’s work.