The Bays Precinct

The Bays Precinct Traffic and Transport Planning Services

The Bays Precinct is one of Sydney’s most significant development opportunities totalling 96 hectares of land, sitting within 2km of Sydney CBD. Urban Growth Development Corporation (UGDC) is charged with developing this precinct to deliver high economic value jobs, an integrated port facility and public open spaces. Delivery of the precinct requires significant coordination between major transport projects adjacent to the site (such as WestConnex and Sydney Metro) and a highly sustainable approach to travel behaviour due to significant constraints such as road congestion in proximity to the CBD.

SCT Consulting staff together have decades of experience in partnering with clients to plan and deliver land use change and development including some of the most challenging proposals in Sydney. Our staff bring together a deep understanding of traffic modelling, data analysis, the role of legislation and delivering real behaviour change in developments.

We performed several roles in supporting UGDC, from both within Government as staff and secondees as well as delivering strategies and plans to facilitate development. Andy Yung worked as part of the UGDC project team as their Traffic and Transport Advisor for 18 months to build consensus with the NSW Government Transport agencies, providing strategic transport advice, managing risks and briefing executives. Andy also led the preparation of a strategy for important development scenarios and forecasting different travel behaviours.

While working at NSW Government, Jonathan Busch led transport planning for the NSW Government transport agencies. He oversaw development of a strategy, a strategic business case, managed an executive steering group and directly advised senior executives and the Transport Minister’s office. He prepared complex travel behaviour analysis to estimate the total travel demand for the precinct and measures of internal containment. Jonathan managed procurement of multi-million dollar of technical transport planning and advisory services – preparing service briefs, working with procurement and obtaining approvals. He also provided advice and participated in Google negotiations with NSW Government, including leading the development of the Transport Cluster response to the term sheet.

UGDC said that the SCT Consulting team “effectively liaised with government agency requirements… liaised with government agencies to drive technical studies and design solutions to optimise design outcomes”.