Valentine Gnanakone

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Director, Senior Engineer


Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Registered Professional Engineer (RPEQ)

Year's Experience




Valentine is a founding Director of onemilegrid, with over 15 years’ experience in traffic engineering and transport planning.  He is renowned for his ability to engage all parties astutely and communicate traffic engineering solutions to a variety of stakeholders, coming to the fore with his involvement with leading developers in Urban Growth areas and inner city in fill development.

Valentine has a formidable reputation of being a leading and trusted consultant in the industry after having formed his career at one of Australia’s leading traffic engineering consultancies, gaining a wealth of experience across Australia, and abroad including the UAE.

Valentine regularly presents expert evidence to VCAT and Planning Panels for both private sector clients and government authorities.

Qualified with an MBA, Valentine brings a holistic approach to traffic and transport combining engineering expertise with strong business acumen. Valentine’s personable approach is one of his key strengths for all projects from residential, commercial, retail, institutional and healthcare verticals.

Valentine is also a Registered Professional Engineer.

Valentine’s expertise includes the following:

  • Expert Evidence Preparation and Presentation for VCAT and Planning Panels

  • Traffic Impact Assessments for a range of industries and scenarios
  • Parking and Access Design
  • Intersection Analysis and Modelling
  • Community Consultation and engagement
  • Representation at Mediation hearings as a expert witness
  • Public Transport Solution Design
  • Sustainable transport and movement design such as Bicycle Parking
  • Event Traffic Management
  • Construction Traffic Management


Valentine has played a leading role in the traffic engineering aspects of a significant number of projects, including the following:

  • Masters Home Improvement Re-purposing by Home Co
  • Manor Lakes Residential Subdivision Wyndham Vale
  • Regional Rail Link Land Acquisition
  • Collins Wharf Docklands
  • South Melbourne Lifestyle Centre
  • Kaufland Supermarket roll out