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Transport Infrastructure

_We work with road designers and engineering teams to create distinctive and robust road networks that are fully integrated with the surrounding environment and make positive contributions to local communities.

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▽ Warnervale Link Road

Warnervale Link Road is a planned road connecting the Pacific Highway north of Wyong in the Central Coast, with the Warnervale Town Centre. These challenges posed by the the project include the upgrading of an existing bridge over the Main Northern Rail line and running closely parallel with it for a large part of the upgrade. The upgrade also fronts residential enclaves, a commercial precinct and golf course. SCAPE Design were engaged to assist the lead consultant with the concept design, LCVIA and ultimately the detailed design for the approximately 4.5km of road upgrade needed to improve safety, connectivity and service housing in the area. The upgrade included a long bridge crossing of an endangered wetland.

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▽ Heathcote Road Upgrade

Heathcote Road is an important arterial road connecting the M5 Motorway at Liverpool in the south-west of Sydney, with the Princes Highway at Heathcote in Sydney’s southern fringes. SCAPE Design were engaged to assist the lead consultant with the detailed design for the construction of approximately 2.5km of road upgrade needed to improve safety, connectivity and service new housing in the area. The upgrade included stakeholder negotiation with the Holsworthy Military Barracks, local heritage conservation groups and local council, resulting in the design of heritage artwork and interpretation elements and signage. SCAPE Design undertook a site analysis and reviewed previous landscape character and visuak impact assessment studies that resulted in the development of a range of mitigation measures to improve urban design outcomes and reduce impacts for road users and local residents.

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▽ M5 Belmore Road Ramps

The original construction for the M5/ Belmore Road interchange included provision for four ramps connecting to the M5 however only two were completed. SCAPE Design were engaged to assist the lead consultant SMEC with the design for the construction of two new ramps that are needed to complete the interchange and service new housing in the area. SCAPE Design undertook site analysis and landscape character and visual impact assessment that resulted in the development of a range of mitigation measures to improve urban design outcomes and reduce impacts for road users and local residents. We subsequently prepared concept design and detailed design for construction of the project, which is due for completion in 2019.

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In 2015 SCAPE Design won a short-listed tender process with DWP/ Suters Architects to design a new pedestrian and bicycle link from an existing train station at Warabrook to the Architecture & Design Precinct in the Callaghan Campus. The link aimed to cater to pedestrians and cyclists arriving to the campus by train and to deliver them to the heart of the campus in a direct and safe manner. This involved detailed route selection, creation of a ‘terminus’ zone with seating, bike racks and kiosk facilities, as well as the creation of rest nodes along the route and a new bridge. The master plan and detailed design stages are complete and the project awaits funding to proceed to construction.

▽ University of Newcastle Campus Link

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▽ Figtree Drive, Sydney Olympic Park

The Figtree Drive upgrade forms part of the SOPA Masterplan 2030 framework, which aims to continue to develop the Olympic Games site into a vibrant commercial and residential zone. The upgrade will facilitate the construction of a network of new roads to support development planned for the next 20 years. Working within the SOPA 2030 and SOPA Urban Design Elements Manual, initiatives brought to the project by SCAPE Design include the introduction of water sensitive urban design measures to reduce the volume and speed of water run off. Scape Design prepared the concept urban and landscape design, followed by detailed design as an integrated package of drawings for the lead consultant, Woolacotts Consulting Engineers.

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▽ Princes Highway, Kirrawee

The project is part of a broader Roads and Maritime initiative to ‘ease Sydney’s congestion’ at a number of important intersections across Sydney’s peripheral road network. SCAPE Design undertook a site analysis and landscape character and visual impact assessment that resulted in the development of a range of mitigation measures to improve urban design outcomes and reduce impacts for road users and local residents. These mitigation measures, which included use of dark recessive tones and screen planting of retaining walls, as well as improvements to pedestrian and bicycle connectivity, were incorporated into the urban design for the project, which was prepared by others.

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▽ Melrose Park

In 2014 SCAPE Design participated in a site study, planning framework and masterplan with lead consultant and architect Allen Jack + Cottier for potential future use of this land within Melrose Park, Parramatta. Active transport provision at Melrose Park, whilst still in the planning stages, includes a local network of shared paths and cycle ways connecting with the broader City of Parramatta network, as well as providing connections to Stage 2 of the future Parramatta Light Rail network.

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