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1 July 2019

Expanding The Ratio Leadership Team

We’re delighted to announce that our leadership team is growing with the appointments of Aaron Walley, Simon Martin and Travis Finlayson as new Directors. Aaron, Simon and Travis have been an important part of the growth and success of Ratio, and their appointment to Directorship is in recognition of their valuable leadership and technical capabilities.

Aaron Walley has over 16 years’ experience in the traffic and transport engineering industry and provides high-level professional advice across a wide range of projects. Aaron has worked across major greenfield and redevelopment applications locally and interstate and has wide-ranging experience across residential, industrial, retail and commercial developments. He has an acute understanding and appreciation of macro and micro traffic and transport issues that impact upon each project and can provide robust and considered advice across all levels from strategic transport matters, feasibility and due diligence studies, to detailed technical advice as part of design development and project delivery. Aaron also has an excellent understanding of town planning and statutory processes as they relate to traffic and transport engineering, and routinely prepares expert evidence and acts as an expert traffic witness at both VCAT and Planning Panels Victoria.

Simon Martin is a statutory planner with over 14 years’ experience working in both the public and private sector in Australia and the UK. Simon has significant expertise in all stages of the property development lifecycle and enjoys working with his clients to achieve the best possible results. He has a firm understanding of the commercial practicalities associated with developments of all sizes, and firmly understands the processes involved in achieving good development outcomes. Simon has comprehensive knowledge of the Victorian Planning System and has a strong passion for residential, commercial, mixed-use, and industrial land use planning. Simon has strong analytical and research skills and often represents clients as an advocate at VCAT.

Travis Finlayson has over 14 years of urban planning experience in residential, industrial, commercial, rural, gaming, licensed premises, childcare, residential subdivision and development plans. With his broad knowledge of planning issues, Travis enjoys the challenge of delving into varying land use and development projects of all sizes. He is known for his attention to detail and sound knowledge of the Victoria Planning Provisions. This carries through in his provision of independent and critical analysis during expert evidence at VCAT. Travis is committed to providing sound advice and achieving optimum outcomes through the complex planning approvals process.

As we continue to grow, we enhance the quality and diversity of offering to our valued clients.

  • We collaborate with our clients, and with our colleagues, to provide creative solutions and considered advice to navigate through the complexities of your project.
  • We offer a personalised service, specialist skills and attention to detail, no matter what the scale of the project.
  • We have an overriding commitment to provide realistic and accurate advice to enhance your project outcomes.

Get in touch with Aaron, Simon or Travis to find out how we can assist with your next project.

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