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Damian Iles, Sophie Dyring and David Williams with PIA Award

PIA Award for Launch Housing project

November 12, 2018

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 Capital, Launch Housing sought approval for nine…

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Hansen collaborates with RMIT on smartSKIN studio

October 30, 2018

Hansen Partnership has partnered with RMIT’s School of Architecture and Urban Design to sponsor a smartSKIN studio in the Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Design Innovation Technology courses this semester. Led by RMIT Landscape Architecture Lecturer Dr Yazid Ninsalam and Design, Innovation and Technology Lecturer Dr Mehrnoush Latifi, the studio has been exploring…

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VC148 – Hmm…how about some real reform

October 30, 2018

by David Barnes, Managing Director Is it just me or do others feel underwhelmed by Amendment VC148? When the Smart Planning Program was introduced in early 2016 it was identified as including three stages: Stage 1 – Improve Stage 2 – Reform Stage 3 – Transform The Improve stage was completed in early 2017.  It…

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Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop – only half the solution

August 29, 2018

by David Barnes, Managing Director The State Government’s vision for a Suburban Rail Loop represents the first time that public transport planning has prevailed over road planning in Melbourne’s history, since the radial rail and the tram networks laid out in the late 19th century.  It is a sign of things to come.  It is…

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VC148 – well intentioned reforms an important first step

August 28, 2018

by Jane Keddie, Associate – Urban Planning Following an initial assessment of planning scheme reforms introduced through Amendment VC148, Hansen have taken an in-depth look at the overarching changes that will affect strategic planning. Over time, the adjustments introduced through VC148 will lead to important changes to Victoria’s Planning Schemes, even if the immediate changes…

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Light touch VPP reforms – a statutory perspective

August 28, 2018

by Cameron Gentle, Associate – Urban Planning Having used the revised Victorian Planning Provisions for the past three weeks following the gazettal of VC148, Hansen’s overall response to the reforms are positive but early indications are that the changes are unlikely to have significant implications for applicants or decision makers. Although we see changes such…

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Hansen wins at 2018 AILA Victoria Awards

August 13, 2018

Hansen Partnership has won two Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) 2018 Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards for our work on Victoria Square in Kerang and Williams Reserve in East Richmond. Recognising Victoria’s best landscape architecture projects, the awards ceremony was held on Friday 10 August 2018 with the jury reviewing projects from across Melbourne and…

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Hansen secures approval for $150 million mixed use project in Geelong

August 13, 2018

Geelong is going from strength to strength with Hansen Partnership securing planning approval for Franzé Developments’ $150 million Ryrie Street project – the largest mixed-use project in the region. Located at 44 Ryrie Street within the Geelong Activity Centre Zone, the 2700 square metre gateway site will comprise 1000 square metres ground floor retail, 7400…

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Major reforms to the Victoria Planning Provisions – VC148 gazetted

July 31, 2018

Amendment VC148 was gazetted today. This amendment introduces changes to the Victoria Planning Provisions (VPP) and all planning schemes arising from the Victorian Government’s Smart Planning program. The program aims to simplify and modernise Victoria’s planning policy and rules to make planning more efficient, accessible and transparent. This amendment represents the most significant reform since…

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Craig Czarny and Gerhana Waty receiving award

Hansen team wins Outstanding Award at IFLA World Congress 2018

July 23, 2018

Congratulations to Hansen Urban Design Director Craig Czarny, Urban Design Associate Gerhana Waty and Landscape Architecture Director Steve Schutt who received the Outstanding Award in the Analysis and Master Planning Category from the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (Asia, Africa and Middle East) at the IFLA World Congress 2018 in Singapore last week for their…

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