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Government

We’ve worked in productive partnership with local government clients 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 has experience preparing concept masterplans for greenfield, brownfield and infill new community developments.

We specialise in smaller-scale subdivisions, high-level strategies, and frameworks for townships and activity centres. We regularly work with professional project teams and understand the importance of 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 for each setting and applies our extensive multidisciplinary experience in designing 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 emerging communities and markets. Our layouts balance the need to maximise yield with the necessity of delivering 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. 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

We prepare urban design statements to accompany a range of planning applications.

An urban design statement can assist to represent a site, its context and design influences, set out the design rationale for the project and discuss its merits with visual support.

This also allows for design issues to be anticipated at outset of the planning approval process.

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Public Realm Analysis and Design

Urban Design

Urban Design

We undertake a range of public realm analysis and design exercises.

Our team adopt a people and place approach that ensures streets and public spaces are accessible, safe and attractive for all.

We are highly aware of the interactions between movement and place and frequently collaborate with our Transport team on streetscape studies that consider a full range of users and transport modes.

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.

Built Form Modelling

Urban Design

Urban Design

Built form modelling can test the capacity of the site and potential impacts, and demonstrate the effect of a proposal as part of an urban design statement or expert evidence report.

We use a range of 3D techniques to explore the form of buildings on a site and to place them within a built form context.

Visual Impact Assessments

Urban Design

Urban Design

Visual impact assessments help stakeholders to visually understand the proposed building early in the design process. These assessments can be delivered in relatively shorter time frames than photorealistic photomontages and contain high technical accuracy.

Visual impact assessments are completed in-house at Ratio to create an offering that includes professional photography, 3D modelling and photomontage.

We further assist by generating design principles and urban design assessment of the proposal and preparing a 3D Building envelope of a recommended form which enables easy comparison and
assessment.

Circular economy diagnostic assessments

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

Brief report detailing current CE activities and any quick wins available (3-4 hours).

Circular economy strategic action plans

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

Long-term strategic document identifying an organisation’s Circular Economy vision, future-facing targets and means to achieve across the business (1-2 weeks).

Circular economy strategic planning sessions

Circular Economy

Circular Economy

Tactical document identifying circular economy activities and plans to improve over time (2-4 days).