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    Amendment C154 - Hume Planning Scheme

    Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan (PSP 21)

    Transport Evidence Statement on Behalf of Aitken College

    Kate Partenio

    Prepared for Aitken College

    Instructed by Ms. Trisha Brice, The Planning Group

    Hearing Date: 3-14 December 2012

    Report Date: 23/11/12

  • © GTA Consultants (GTA Consultants (VIC) Pty Ltd) 2012 The information contained in this document is confidential and intended solely for the use of the client for the purpose for which it has been prepared. Use or copying of this document in whole or in part without the written permission of GTA Consultants constitutes an infringement of copyright. The intellectual property contained in this document remains the property of GTA Consultants.

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    Amendment C154 - Hume Planning Scheme

    Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan (PSP 21)

    Transport Evidence Statement on Behalf of Aitken College

    Issue: Final 23/11/12

    Client: Aitken College Reference: JM10913

  • Executive Summary

    JM10913 23/11/12 Amendment C154 - Hume Planning Scheme, Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan (PSP 21) Issue: Final Transport Evidence Statement on Behalf of Aitken College

    Executive Summary The Growth Areas Authority has prepared a precinct structure plan for the Greenvale Central (North) and Greenvale Central (South) precincts. Aitken College is concerned about the traffic impacts at its entry on Mickleham Road immediately to the north of the Greenvale Central (North) precinct.

    The Aitken College intersection is already operating at capacity, with development in the area continuing to erode its capacity. When Aitken College was developed it was situated in a rural living zone outside the Urban Growth Boundary.

    VicRoads 2011 traffic volume data suggests that the existing traffic volume on Mickleham Road between Somerton Road and Craigieburn Road is in the order of 11,000 vehicles per day. The proposed PSP will increase this by 4,900 vehicles per day or some 45%.

    VicRoads’ traffic impact appraisal guidelines state that the extent of the road network to be analysed should not necessarily be confined to that in the immediate vicinity of the proposed development site but should generally include all midblocks and all intersections where the traffic generation of a development is expected to increase movements by more than 10%.

    The PSP traffic report has not assessed the impact on the adjacent Aitken College intersection on Mickleham Road, nor has it assess the impact on the intersection of Somerton Road/Mickleham Road.

    It is unreasonable to expect that Aitken College should be responsible for an upgrade to its entry to accommodate traffic generated by other developments. The PSP should include works to ensure that the proposed traffic generation does not have an adverse impact on the operational efficiency and safety of the existing road infrastructure.

  • Table of Contents

    JM10913 23/11/12 Amendment C154 - Hume Planning Scheme, Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan (PSP 21) Issue: Final Transport Evidence Statement on Behalf of Aitken College

    Table of Contents 1. Introduction 1

    1.1 Background 1

    1.2 Expert Witness Details 1

    1.3 Relationship to Aitken College 1

    1.4 Instructions & Scope of Report 2

    1.5 References 2

    1.6 Tests, Experiments & Assistance 2

    2. Subject Site & Background 3 2.1 Aitken College 3

    2.2 Surrounds 4

    3. Review of Greenvale Central PSP Traffic Assessment 5 3.1 Mickleham Road/College Access 5

    3.2 Mickleham Road Shared Footway 6

    3.3 Mickleham Road / Hillview Road 6

    3.4 Other Matters 7

    4. Summary of Opinion & Other Statements 8 4.1 Summary of Opinion 8

    4.2 Other Statements 8

    Appendices A: Kate Partenio – Curriculum Vitae

    B: Mickleham Road / Hillview Road – Functional Layout Plan (Traffix Group Drawing No. G12643M-01)

    Figures Figure 2.1: Location of Aitken College in Relation to PSP 21 4

  • Introduction

    JM10913 23/11/12 Amendment C154 - Hume Planning Scheme, Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan (PSP 21) Issue: Final Transport Evidence Statement on Behalf of Aitken College Page: 1

    1. Introduction

    1.1 Background A Panel has been convened to consider submissions relating to the proposed Amendment C154 to the Hume Planning Scheme. The Amendment relates to the proposed Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan (PSP 21) prepared by the Growth Areas Authority (GAA).

    The Greenvale Central PSP is split into two areas:

    • Greenvale Central (South), comprising some 164 hectares of land located to the west of Mickleham Road and south of Somerton Road

    • Greenvale Central (North), comprising some 73 hectares located generally to the east of Mickleham Road and north of Somerton Road.

    Aitken College is an established school use located on the northern boundary of the Greenvale Central (North) PSP area with its sole vehicular access via Mickleham Road. Their concerns of a transport planning nature are related to the uncertainty of the future efficiency and safety of their access as a result of the PSP, that the traffic studies completed for the PSP have not fully taken into account existing conditions on Mickleham Road and in particular the access needs of the College.

    1.2 Expert Witness Details Kate Partenio Grad Dip Trans & Traff Eng, BE (Civil) (Hons), MIEAust, MAITPM, MVPELA Director (National) - GTA Consultants 87 High Street South, Kew Areas of Expertise: Traffic Engineering & Transport Planning

    I have been awarded both a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Civil) degree from The University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Transport and Traffic Engineering from Monash University. I am a member of The Institute of Engineers Australia, a member of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management and a member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association.

    I have over 20 years of experience in traffic engineering and transport planning in both the public and private sector. I am an experienced expert witness, presenting testimony on traffic engineering and transport planning matters at Panel hearings, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Supreme Court and the Coroner’s Court, along with expertise in land use planning, strategic planning, master planning, traffic impact assessments, car parking, design and road safety.

    Further details of my experience are provided in Appendix A.

    1.3 Relationship to Aitken College I have no ongoing private or business relationship with Aitken College, and have been retained to provide expert witness services at this hearing for a mutually agreed fee.

  • Introduction

    JM10913 23/11/12 Amendment C154 - Hume Planning Scheme, Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan (PSP 21) Issue: Final Transport Evidence Statement on Behalf of Aitken College Page: 2

    1.4 Instructions & Scope of Report GTA Consultants was commissioned by Aitkin College in November 2012 to prepare and present expert traffic and transport evidence at the Panel hearing pursuant to Amendment C154 of the Hume Planning Scheme (Greenvale Central PSP).

    Prior to preparing this evidence I was briefed by Ms Trisha Brice of The Planning Group regarding the proposal.

    This evidence sets out an review of the traffic impact assessments completed thus far as part of the PSP, specifically including the information and assessments presented in relation to Mickleham Road, its intersection with Hillview Road, the potential impacts on the College’s access point, and the proposed French Road extension.

    1.5 References In preparing this evidence, reference has been made to the following:

    • Growth Areas Authority, ‘Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan’, July 2012 Exhibition • Growth Areas Authority, letter to Planning Panels Victoria and enclosed ‘Plan 3 Future urban

    structure – updated Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan’, 9 November 2012

    • Traffix Group, ‘Greenvale Central PSP Transport Assessment Report’, July 2012 • VicRoads’ Traffic Impact Assessment Guidelines (TIAR Guidelines - May 2006) • an inspection of the site and its surrounds • other documents as nominated.

    1.6 Tests, Experiments & Assistance In preparing this evidence, I received assistance from the following people:

    Marcus Bennett Senior Project Manager BUPD

  • Subject Site & Background

    JM10913 23/11/12 Amendment C154 - Hume Planning Scheme, Greenvale Central Precinct Structure Plan (PSP 21) Issue: Final Transport Evidence Statement on Behalf of Aitken College Page: 3

    2. Subject Site & Background

    2.1 Aitken College Aitken College (the “College”) is located at 1010 Mickleham Road in Greenvale and is currently situated within an Urban Growth zone (UGZ)1

    The College site of approximately 18 hectares has a western frontage of 200 metres to Mickleham Road, to which it has a main access drive (located approximately 60 metres south of its northern boundary). An unsealed access track is also located along its southern boundary with access to Mickleham Road. This unsealed a

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