PIA Award for Launch Housing project

Hansen Partnership won the Planning Institute of Australia’s Best Planning Idea – Small Project Award for our work on the Harris Transportable Housing Project for Launch Housing at the annual PIA Awards for Planning Excellence ceremony held on Friday 9 November 2018.

In partnership with VicRoads and Schored Projects and with the philanthropic support of Harris CapitalLaunch Housing sought approval for nine planning permits for nine separate sites along Ballarat Road in Maidstone and Footscray to deliver 57 architecturally designed, transportable dwellings for those at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness.

Hansen Partnership managed the planning permit applications and communications strategy for this project and by working closely with Maribyrnong City Council on this new approach to affordable housing, approval was ultimately granted for all nine sites.

The units are currently under construction in Horsham and will be transported to site in late 2018 with the first tenants expected to move in shortly thereafter. Hansen is proud to have played a pivotal role in bringing this innovative and sector leading housing affordability project to life.

This award winning Hansen Partnership project will now proceed to the National Awards for Planning Excellence with winners announced in May 2019 as part of the Planning Institute of Australia’s Planning Congress.

Congratulations to the Hansen Partnership planning team, our clients and project partners Schored Projects, Launch Housing and VicRoads.

Image courtesy Planning Institute of Australia.

Left to right: Damian Iles – Hansen Partnership, Sophie Dyring – Schored Projects, David Williams – Chief Executive Officer, Planning Institute of Australia.