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We are Hiring – Senior Planner

September 21, 2017

Hansen is an award winning consultancy offering expertise in urban planning, urban design and landscape architecture. Our business is understanding how towns, cities and regions function. Part of our business is understanding what makes places work for people. Our team are passionate about projects that are ecologically, socially and financially sustainable. We apply intelligence in…

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Goy Lok, 2017 A Todd Medalist

Goy Lok Wins A. Todd Medal

September 20, 2017

Hansen Partnership wish to send their special congratulations to their sponsored VFL player, Goy Lok of the Casey Demons on being awarded the 2017 A. Todd Medal. The A. Todd Medal is awarded annually to the fairest and best player in the VFL Reserve Grade competition and was first awarded in 1938. The medal is…

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The Digs co-housing development, Frankston

Co-Housing by Design

September 18, 2017

Co-Housing by Design: A creative & deliberative solution for housing & community By Damian Iles, Director. Hansen Partnership has a long and proud history of supporting innovation in design. A recent approval I assisted through VCAT is another notable example. The Frankston CoHousing Project brought together two families aiming to create a sustainable residential community…

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Chapel reVision

Chapel reVision Structure Plan (C172) and Activity Centre Zone (ACZ1

August 29, 2017

After 5 years of on-going collaboration with Council, we are pleased that innovative recommendation in the Chapel Re-Vision Structure Plan (2014) are now implemented as permanent planning controls (via Activity Centre Zone 1) in the City of Stonnington’s Planning Scheme. In 2012, Hansen Partnership was appointed by the City of Stonnington to prepare the Chapel…

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Urban Designer/Architect required

We Are Hiring – Urban Designer / Architect

August 22, 2017

Hansen is an award winning consultancy offering expertise in urban planning, urban design and landscape architecture. Our business is understanding how towns, cities and regions function. Our designs are successful because we explore what makes sites work as places for people. We place strong emphasis on public design that is innovative and flexible enough to…

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Climate change impacts on coastal communities

Climate Change Impact on Coastal Communities

August 21, 2017

The impacts of climate change on Victoria’s coastal communities and urban areas constitutes one of the 21st century’s most complex challenges. Hansen is pleased to be working on two key projects which are intended to help deliver practical approaches to how the planning system can help communities and decision makers manage these impacts.   Our…

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ACSO Goulburn Valley Recovery Centre

ACSO Goulburn Valley Recovery Centre

August 14, 2017

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) has been awarded a permit at VCAT to build a drug and alcohol treatment facility in northern Victoria. Hansen Partnership provided town planning expert evidence services for the VCAT hearings after the application was initially rejected by council. ACSO intends to create the world-class, 48 bed, drug and alcohol…

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Port Phillip Bay Coastal Planning Project

Hansen Awarded Port Philip Bay Coastal Planning Project

August 9, 2017

Hansen Partnership has been named as the lead consultant for the Port Phillip Bay Coastal Planning Project: Land Use Adaptation, by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV). Hansen, a planning, urban design and landscape architectural consultancy, will be working with Arup on the project.  Arup is an integrated multi-disciplinary firm, with an in-house specialist team…

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Victorian Architecture Awards 2017 Commendation

2017 Victorian Architecture Award Winners

July 4, 2017

Congratulations to all the winners celebrated at the 2017 Victorian Architecture Awards. We were especially pleased to see the Six Degrees Architects design for STREAT receive a commendation for Commercial Architecture, as we had the pleasure of providing urban planning services for the creation of STREAT’s new head quarters in Collingwood. This formerly neglected historic mansion was the…

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Carome Homestead

Carome Homestead on “Community Designs”

June 27, 2017

Hansen Senior Urban Designer, Danielle Jewson was featured in the latest episode of “Community Designs”, discussing our work of the historic Carome site, in Whittlesea (the above video skips to the 11.25 min mark). The property is located to the southeast of the future Mernda Activity Centre in metropolitan Melbourne’s north-east. Carome is a unique as a place…

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