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Geelong is a city in transition. Emerging from an industrial past, Victoria’s second city and Australia’s first and only UNESCO City of Design is looking towards the future and embracing a clever and creative vision to drive innovation, regional growth and prosperity.
The city is undergoing a period of record growth, with population and employment growth at historical levels and with significant investment being made across revitalisation projects, community infrastructure, transport infrastructure, and strategic planning projects to support future growth.
Geelong is also a gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula, Surf Coast and Victoria’s south and west, all of which are experiencing record levels of investment and development.
ratio: has a long history of working with clients and delivery partners throughout Geelong and Victoria’s southern and western regions. Our projects include Little Creatures Brewery, aspects of the Warralily, Ashbury and Armstrong Estates in the Armstrong Creek Growth Area, student accommodation and campus facility projects at Deakin University Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses, as well as a range of residential, commercial, industrial and community projects.
Continuing our involvement and demonstrating our investment in the Geelong region, we are extremely excited to announce the opening of our first regional Victorian office in Geelong.
The Geelong office will be headed by our newly appointed Director, Aaron Walley, and will focus on extending our traffic and transport offering and expertise to the region.
Aaron has over 16 years' experience across strategic and statutory transport projects, with a focus on regional development and growth areas. Born and raised in the Geelong area, and returning to live locally in 2016, Aaron has developed extensive local networks and has an excellent understanding of the local context, the challenges and the opportunities facing regional transport, and the strategies that will shape transport in the region into the future.
Aaron has a robust appreciation of macro and micro trafﬁc and transport issues 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.
He 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.
ratio: is extremely proud and excited to be making a long-term commitment to the ongoing success of Geelong and the regions beyond. We can’t wait to work even closer with the local community and industry partners and of course, achieving amazing outcomes.
Get in touch with Aaron to find out how we can assist with your next project in Geelong.