MANAGING TRAFFIC, ACCESS & CAR PARKING
A walk-up store
Metro stores are designed to service a walk-up catchment, to encourage shopping closer to home, with most people walking or cycling to shop.
A small number of parking spaces, approximately 22, will be made available for customers who do need to drive.
These will be located at the rear of the store, with vehicle access from Gouldsbury Street. Store deliveries will be made by two mid-sized trucks – approximately 8.8m – a day to the rear lane. All deliveries will be managed within the site, as will waste and recycling collection.
Our expert traffic consultant has completed a detailed report which will be lodged with our DA. This has found the surrounding road network can satisfactoril accommodate the proposal, and all intersections will operate at their existing level of service.
The smaller store means a reduced number of deliveries and the use of smaller trucks than for a standard supermarket.
Store deliveries will be made by two mid-sized trucks – approximately 8.8m – a day to the rear lane. All deliveries will be managed within the site, as will waste and recycling collection.
Proposed Floor Plan
If approved, we anticipate the Metro store would result in a reduced construction timeframe of less than 12 months. A construction management plan will be developed to mitigate impacts on near neighbours.
During construction, particular care will be taken to restrict and minimise dust, noise and traffic impacts. Best practice measures will be taken during construction, including barriers and screens to contain dust, and maintaining a clean worksite.
A particular focus will be on minimising impacts with surrounding community areas and neighbouring businesses.