pace of flemington
Pace of Flemington is a residential development located adjacent to Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse that received planning in April 2020 as
part of a government initiative to fast-track major construction projects to stimulate Victoria’s economy post Covid-19.
GTA was initially engaged in 2013 as part of the push to rezone surplus land from the racecourse grounds into residential and commercial properties. Following their acquisition of the rezoned site, Pace Development Group appointed GTA in 2018 to provide transport advice and services necessary to attain planning approval for the new development.
As part of this appointment, GTA assessed the impacts of the development on the surrounding transport network. This included preparing a Transport Management Plan and Green Travel Plan for the site as well as design development for the internal configuration. Key to the approvals was working closely with the Victorian Department of Transport to negotiate a suitable ‘whole of transport’ outcome, which included two new signalised pedestrian crossings on Epsom Road and Racecourse Road.
GTA also provided technical design advice for vehicle access, the carpark layout, bicycle end-of-trip facilities ad an internal porte cochere.
The development comprises approximately 330 bicycle spaces and 400 car spaces as well as allocations for car share services and at-grade spaces for
short-stay parking for online food deliveries, parcel drop-off and ride share services.
The site borders two local government areas – City of Melbourne and Maribyrnong City Council – and required a transport solution that met the needs of both councils as well as the Department of Transport. GTA achieved this by balancing the site’s access requirements with the broader network accessibility, such as improving pedestrian connectivity to existing tram stops on Racecourse Road and to Newmarket Reserve.
Collectively GTA’s analytics, engineering and technical design teams created a whole of transport solution that streamlines access for residents regardless of travel mode and contributes to public amenity by focussing on the overall pedestrian experience rather than vehicle mitigation alone.
Images courtesy of ARM Architecture.