Metis works with public and private sector clients on a diverse range of project.
We are committed to delivering innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to address transport challenges.
The following is a selection of our project experience. It provides a brief overview of our work and is always expanding.
Further information on these projects or additional reference projects can be provided upon request.
Isle of Capri Decongestion ProjectCity of Gold Coast, QLD
Via Roma (Isle of Capri Bridge) form a major part of east-west connection on the Gold Coast. The bridge and linked intersections are experiencing increased congestion and delays as the city continues to grow. Metis was honourably involved in the project and supported the Council to establish a final design that forecast to significantly reduce congestion, encourages sustainable and active travel options, improve traffic flow and safety for the core area of Gold Coast. Our brilliant engineers dedicated over three years of hard work from the initial planning through to concept design and construction stages. These included travel demand forecast using Emme software, mesoscopic and microsimulation models development using Aimsun software. Additionally, the team developed a series of SIDRA Intersection models, including one for the Via Roma/Gold Coast Highway intersection. These models were used as tools to test network and concept design options, identify preferred options, fine-tune final design, and assess traffic impacts during construction.
GC2018 Transport Modelling and AnalysisDepartment of Transport and Main Roads & City of Gold Coast, QLD
Metis was engaged by TMR and City of Gold Coast to supply transport planning, modelling and analysis services for the GC2018 Commonwealth Games. These included: Games demand models review and applications; Strategic transport model development and updates; Mesoscopic traffic model development and applications; Microsimulation traffic model development and applications; Pedestrian analysis, model development and applications; GIS analysis and mapping productions; On behalf of TMR and CoGC undertook review and audit of the models/deliverables provided by other consultants; and developed tools for Games time reporting and analytics. The team successfully attended various urgent requests on time, enhanced RNO team productivity, improved robustness of the traffic and transport models. The deliverables were used to inform GC2018 planning and operational requirements.
Turramurra Community Hub Master PlanKu-ring-gai Council, NSW
Metis played an important role in developing a transport plan which could support the scale and type of development proposed in the masterplan, as well as to support the anticipated future development in the immediate Turramurra surrounds identified in Ku-ring-gai Council's LEP. An Aimsun microsimulation traffic model was developed which replicated the existing operation of the road network and was used to assess the development impacts during the PM and Saturday peak periods. The challenges of developing the transport plan included the current high levels of congestion on Pacific Highway to the north and the assessment of a “with and without” rail bridge scenario connecting Ray Street and Rohini Street.
North Sydney CBD Transport MasterplanNorth Sydney Council, NSW
The objective of North Sydney CBD Transport Masterplan were to ensure that growth of the North Sydney Centre and Sydney Metro are complimented by necessary transport infrastructure, and facilitate significant increases in walking, cycling and public transport mode share and minimise the negative impacts of traffic within the North Sydney Centre. To achieve these objectives, the Masterplan has identified and test a suite of infrastructure interventions that capitalise on the enormous community well-being, health and economic opportunities provided by Victoria Cross Station and Sydney Metro in the North Sydney Centre. Metis was responsible for the VISSIM transport modelling activities for the Masterplan. The activities included Base Year Model Development according to RMS Modelling Guidelines, Future Year Reference Case Model Development, and various scenario testing to identify associated challenges and opportunities.
South Moreton Corridor StudyDepartment of Transport and Main Roads, QLD
The population of Moreton Bay is predicted to increase from 333,000 in 2006 to 513,000 by 2031. This represents an increase of 54% over 25 years. The purpose of the South Moreton Corridor Study was to identify a suitable corridor for a new north-south arterial road located either east or west of the existing Bruce Highway, that will serve local trips travelling from origins and to destinations on either side of the Pine River. Metis involved in the preparation of Strategic Transport Context Review that focuses on determining the most recent strategic transport planning mandate that aligns with TMR, Brisbane City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council thinking.
LCC Intersection Upgrade ProgramLogan City Council, QLD
The Intersection Upgrade Program is part of Logan City Council's front-end project planning to identify major road intersection projects which have a current or future deficiency in their level of service, degree of saturation or operating capacity. Metis has successfully completed a detailed analysis for 16 intersections using SIDRA Intersection software to identify deficiencies for the years 2012, 2019 and 2026. The SIDRA Intersection analysis also identified some geometric changes that may require further consideration to cater for future traffic demands.