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1048 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon

Planning

1048-1060 Mt Alexander Road

Essendon
  • Architect

    Clarke Hopkins Clarke

  • Council

    Moonee Valley Council

  • Location

    1048-1060 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon

  • Contact

    Sam D'Amico

Development Summary

ratio: was pleased to be involved with an application designed by Clarke Hopkins Clarke Architects for a seven (7) storey mixed use building containing ground level shop and 95 apartments, including a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms.

Ratio: worked diligently with Council to obtain officer support. As a result of this hard work, the Councillors supported the application at a full Council meeting.

Despite an appeal being lodged by objectors, ratio: was again able to negotiate with the neighbours to ensure the matter was resolved at a compulsory conference, avoiding the need for a full hearing.

The challenges that surrounded the development were largely around the height of the building being 2 storeys above the existing Design and Development Overlay, which recommends a maximum height of 5 storeys, as well s constraints created by existing adjoining developments.

820 - 830 Ferntree Gully Road

Planning

820 - 830 Ferntree Gully Road

Wheelers Hill
  • Developer

    Ouson Group

  • Council

    City of Monash

  • Location

    820 - 830 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill

  • Contact

    Sam D'Amico

Development Summary

ratio: is excited to announce the issue of a Planning Permit for a multi-dwelling development at 820-830 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill.

Project Characteristics

The first collaboration between Ouson Group, Architeria and ratio: includes 54 townhouses, as well as a 4 storey apartment building, containing 44 apartments. 

Despite obtaining 19 objections, including a petition with 41 signatures, the team worked closely with Council officers to address the issues raised. As a result of this hard work, the Councillors supported the application at a full Council Meeting and no appeals were lodged by the objectors, avoiding the need for a VCAT hearing.
Ratio's Traffic department also negotiated with VicRoads to allow the retention and alteration of access to Ferntree Gully Road and avoid the need to provide vehicular access to The Deviation, which was a primary concern of objectors.
The challenges surrounding the current Paesano Restaurant site included the significant slope of the site, the controls contained within the Design and Development Overlay as well as the providing two accessways from Ferntree Gully Road.

Martha Cove

Traffic

Safety Beach.

Mornington Peninsula
  • Client

    Marina Cove Pty Ltd.

  • Council

    Mornington Peninsula Shire Counci

  • Location

    Martha Cove

  • Contact

    Russell Symons

Development Summary

ratio: has had a long-term involvement in this marina and residential project from the early planning studies to the functional design and road safety audits of all the road and traffic infrastructure.
Marine Drive was re-constructed as a tunnel under the marina waterway linking the marina and inland canals to Port Phillip Bay. This road, as a primary arterial road needed to be re-constructed to a high geometric standard, especially at its key intersections.
Much of the project; comprising 900 wet & dry marina berths, 1000 residential allotments & townhouses, 5000m2 of commercial space and a Retirement Village; has now been constructed and occupied.
ratio’s work has re-started in 2015, focusing on the Village Centre Precinct.

701 Station Street, Box Hill

Planning

701 Station Street

Box Hill
  • Project Manager

    ProManage Vic P/L

  • Council

    City of Whitehorse

  • Location

    701 Station Street, Box Hill

  • Contact

    Travis Finlayson

Development Summary

The approved project comprises a 12 storey mixed-use development with 240 square metres of office floor space and 73 apartments consisting of a mix of 37 one bedroom apartments and 36 two bedroom apartments located within the Box Hill Central Activities Area.
The project team worked closely with Whitehorse Council to achieve an excellent development outcome on a modest 660 square metre site that required a skilful architectural response that presented attractively but also managed equitable development sharing and internal amenity for future residents.