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Heller St Brunswick, Award winning urban infill development, planning approval by Hansen Partnership

Plan Melbourne & Residential Zone Refresh

March 14, 2017

Plan Melbourne Refresh The refresh of Plan Melbourne (2017-2050) was released on Saturday. A key outcome of the revised strategic plan for our city includes the facilitation of an increased percentage of housing in established areas. Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 sets out nine key Principles which forms the Vision for the strategic planning of Melbourne over…

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The VicSmart process allows for planning permits to be issued in under 10 days.

Expanded Vicsmart to cut application approval times

March 10, 2017

The Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne recently announced a significant expansion of the types of development which can be considered under VicSmart to help fast-track planning permits for straightforward applications. The VicSmart process allows for planning permits to be issued in under 10 days, removing the need for public notification and third party appeal rights….

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The Commons by Breathe Architecture. Great example of excellent apartment design for BADS

Better Apartment Design Standards (BADS) summary

March 6, 2017

The Better Apartments Design Standards (BADS) will apply to all apartment developments, in conjunction with Clause 55. Better Apartments Design Standards have been introduced to improve the liveability and sustainability of apartments in Victoria. The standards will come into effect in March 2017 when they are implemented in the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes….

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Steve Schutt, Director of Landscape Architecture, Hansen Partnership

Steve Schutt speaks at Transport Oriented Development Conference

March 6, 2017

Hansen’s Director of Landscape Architecture, Steve Schutt, will be presenting at the Transport Oriented Development conference being held in Sydney in March. His presentation: “Pedestrian Oriented Design (POD): The human side of TOD”, will outline how the principles of POD support and enhance TOD for the end user. Transit  oriented development (TOD) involves the functional…

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Joyoboyo Public Transport Interchange. Surabaya, Indonesia

Hansen Partnership in Indonesia

March 2, 2017

Hansen will join the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) for the 2017 Indonesia Australia Business Week  (IABW), being held in Jakarta in March. IABW will take place across five cities in the week of 6–10 March 2017 and comprises a range of trade, investment, education and tourism events. With negotiations continuing to progress the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive…

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Nightingale 2.0

Nightingale 2 Wins Development Approval

February 14, 2017

Hansen Partnership are pleased that their Urban Planning project for Nightingale Housing (Nightingale 2), located at Station Street Fairfield, has been awarded a planning permit at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT). Importantly, this approval supports the development without requiring car parking to be provided on site for residents. In handing down the decision, VCAT…

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Better Apartment Design Standards Released

December 20, 2016

When introduced, the Better Apartments Design Standards will apply to all apartment developments in Victoria. They will come into effect through an amendment to all planning schemes in March 2017. Transitional arrangements will be made to ensure that applications lodged prior to the date of introduction will be assessed under the planning scheme requirements as…

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POD and TOD design article featuring Craig Czarny

craig czarny featured in iproperty.com magazine

November 21, 2016

POD: Revolutionizing Urban Mobility With the rapid urban growth in major Malaysian cities, the time to invest in pedestrian-oriented developments (POD) is upon us. Craig Czarny shares how POD, which priotises walkability and the public sphere has a better shot at improving urban mobility. By Reena Kaur on Oct 31, 2016 Cities are growing and…

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Brighid Sammon PIA VIC Young Planner of the Year 2016

brighid sammon wins PIA VIC young planner of the year

November 7, 2016

Hansen Partnership are delighted that our own Brighid Sammon was named “Young Planner of the Year” at the 2016 Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) Victorian Planning Excellence Awards. The annual PIA Awards for Planning Excellence demonstrate leading practice, leadership and achievement in planning and the planning profession. The Awards recognise excellence and showcase leading practice…

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Hansen wins AILA National Award

Hansen wins AILA National Award

October 27, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that our projects MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail and Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Program have been honoured at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Awards, held last night at the the National Arboretum Canberra, as part of the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Our Surabaya project was awarded a National Landscape…

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