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Community Engagement

As we grow our spaces and built environments, it’s important to grow our communities alongside them.

Community Engagement
Community Engagement

We specialise in creating forums where community residents participate in the redevelopment of their area.

We like to get people talking about outcomes for their area.

We know how to get the ball rolling and collaborate with our audience.

We specialise in facilitating targeted group discussions and incorporate local ideas into findings reports and spatial assessment plans for emerging developments.

Services

Master Planning/Subdivision, Strategies & Frameworks

Urban Design

Urban Design

Our urban design team is experienced in the preparation of concept masterplans for greenfield, brownfield and infill new community developments. We specialize in projects ranging from smaller scale subdivisions to high-level strategies and frameworks for townships and activity centres. We regularly work with a team of professionals and understand the project requirements for effective and timely communication.

We understand the practical challenges of meeting civil engineering and road network requirements. Our team listens to our clients, identifies challenges and opportunities of each locational setting and applies our extensive experience in urban design, planning and transport engineering to design sustainable master-planned communities. Through our innovative design solutions, we respond not only to our client’s requirements but also to the changing needs of an established or establishing community as well as emerging markets. Our layouts skilfully resolve and integrate the need to maximize yield with the requirement to deliver high quality planning and design outcomes.

Movement and Place Assessments

Transport

Transport

We are proud to be part of projects that shape cities, neighbourhoods and places for people. Ratio recognises that streets perform multiple functions as both transport links and destinations in their own right.

Our interdisciplinary services across urban design, planning and transport have a unique ability to consider all aspects of movement and place assessments. Ratio’s movement and place team collaborate with government and community stakeholders to enhance the safety, accessibility and enjoyment of activity centres.

We create sustainable and comprehensive solutions to complex urban challenges.

Project Inception Advice & Assessments

Urban Design

Urban Design

We offer preliminary urban design advice and assessments at project inception. Our assessments are valuable risk management tools that clarify the relevant planning context and physical influences that affect the development potential of a site.
We can provide upfront advice before the design process commences, or alternatively, feedback on proposals close to lodgement.

Urban Design Statements

Urban Design

Urban Design

The preparation of Urban Design Statements to accompany a planning permit application to government assists in demonstrating the architect’s thinking and setting the proposal in its planning and policy context for decision makers.

Technical Assessments & 3D Built Form Modelling

Urban Design

Urban Design

We can prepare a variety of built form modelling and technical visual impact analysis. We use modelling and visual analysis in-house to support our traffic and planning teams, as well as to inform our urban design assessments and advice, evidence statements, feasibility and due diligence work and peer review.

Planning Scheme Amendments

Planning

Planning

We're here to help bring projects to life, even if that means guiding you through the often-lengthy planning scheme amendment process.

Ratio has extensive experience with changing property zones and adjusting development controls for projects constrained by the existing planning scheme.

With our network of connections across local and state government, we're here to ensure that everyone works together for the good of your project.