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We’ve worked in productive partnership with local government clients across Victoria for more than 30 years.

Government
Government

We are passionate about providing industry-leading solutions for our government clients and their communities.

Our longstanding relationships with local councils allows us to provide holistic and integrated advice on a range of placemaking matters.

We work in partnerships with Councils to actively engage communities and key stakeholders to develop projects with a clear vision and outcome.

We offer a broad range of services that can be tailored to suit specific project requirements and budgets and provide realistic and accurate advice.

We love what we do and are proud of what we can achieve for the people living, working and visiting our communities.

Services

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.

Transport Design

Transport

Transport

Transport design requires big picture thinking and an eye for detail like no other. Our team of transport designers and traffic specialists bring a vast amount of knowledge, experience and highly regarded design abilities to your project’s transport needs.

We offer a full suite of transport design services, creating innovative and refined designs for everything from car parks to road network plans, swept paths, traffic signal plans and road safety audits.

We take the time to understand your requirements and apply progressive thinking to ensure we design a holistic and economical transport solution.

Master Planning/Subdivision, Strategies and 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.

Permit Applications

Planning

Planning

We use our extensive experience to navigate increasingly complex regulatory environments, ensuring that you have a permit in your hand as early as possible.

Our town planning team are experts at approval strategies for all types of projects. With a deep understanding of the planning process, we know where to push boundaries and where there are risks. We can provide clear advice on the prospects of permit success.

We regularly obtain planning permits for every type of project across Melbourne, regional Victoria and interstate. We've helped gain planning approval for everything from childcare centres to educational facility masterplans, gaming and licensed venues to residential and commercial projects.

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.

Transport Impact Assessments

Transport

Transport

We are valued for the intelligence of our people, the ingenuity of our approach, and the years of knowledge embedded in our organisation.

Our comprehensive transport impact assessments provide a detailed document that addresses all relevant statutory and policy requirements.

We start with your requirements and work with you to develop a clear strategy for your planning application. We support you throughout the permit process and assist with any post-submission issues.

Every site is unique, and so is every Ratio transport impact assessment. From collecting relevant parking and traffic data to providing meaningful analysis and sound technical advice, we work across every sector to deliver an assessment tailored to your project.

Technical Assessments and 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.