Macarthur regional transport model
- Client Name
- Wollondilly Shire Council
- New South Wales, Australia
- Transportation engineering
The Macarthur Regional Transport Model (MRTM) covers Wollondilly, Campbelltown and Camden Local Government Areas (LGAs) and includes every road and intersection in these council areas. Liverpool, Penrith, Blacktown and Fairfield LGAs are also included to the north at a coarser level of detail.
The MRTM model was cut from the calibrated Transport for NSW (TfNSW) Sydney Traffic Assignment Model but has the advantage of being able to be edited independently of TfNSW EMME models, saving time and expense while maintaining the integrity of model outputs.
SLR worked closely with Stantec to update the land use forecasts in Wollondilly, Camden and Campbelltown. This work was commissioned by Wollondilly Shire Council in conjunction with their Local Environmental Plan (LEP) Review.
The project included extensive engagement with relevant Council planning staff to determine future development forecasts and major road infrastructure assumptions.
As part of this engagement exercise, SLR facilitated a roundtable workshop with planning and engineering staff from the respective Councils to ensure the model is the most reliable and up to date basis for strategic traffic forecasting and road infrastructure planning in the region.