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Major reforms to the Victoria Planning Provisions coming soon – VC148

July 18, 2018

The Minister for Planning, Richard Wynne, has approved VC148 which is expected to be gazetted before the end of July. This amendment represents the most significant reform since the creation of the Victoria Planning Provisions in the 1990s, and will have an immediate and lasting effect on all planning schemes. Once gazetted, Hansen Partnership’s team…

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Planning certainty for NEICs builds a strong foundation and resilient system

June 12, 2018

by Cameron Gentle, Urban Planning Associate On returning from the recent PIA Congress in Perth, I was reflecting on the Employment and Innovation Clusters session hosted by Tim O’Loan, Technical Director from AECOM and its relevance to Hansen’s work with La Trobe University. Melbourne’s population is set to grow to around eight million by 2050…

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Creative planning delivers on ‘live, work, play’ ideal

June 4, 2018

by Brighid Sammon, Senior Planner A great city means different things to different people, especially to those working in urban planning. At Hansen we’re lucky enough to participate in (the sometimes lively) debates about Melbourne; it’s direction and the current ‘boom-time’ era we’re living through. One element that resonates across the board is the need…

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Another international win for Hansen

May 29, 2018

Hansen’s Surabaya Urban Corridor Development Strategy has received an Outstanding Award in the Analysis and Master Planning Category from the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (Asia, Africa and Middle East). This recognition follows the IFLA (Asia Pacific) – Design Excellence Award in 2017 and Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture Awards at both state and regional levels….

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we are hiring senior planner

We are Hiring – Senior Planner

May 23, 2018

Hansen – Melbourne office, Senior Planner Hansen is an award winning consultancy offering expertise in urban planning, urban design and landscape architecture. We care about the work we do and the people we work with. We thrive on a culture of integrity, collaboration, innovation and intelligence. After a period of strong growth, we are now seeking…

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Hansen supports Women for Women in Africa

May 7, 2018

Hansen Trivia Night – Tuesday 15 May, 6.30pm Hansen Partnership is proud to support Australian based charity Women for Women in Africa which provides education and training for the women and children of the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Home to nearly one million people, Kibera is one of the largest slums in the world and…

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Senior Landscape Architect required

We are Hiring – Landscape Architect

April 10, 2018

Hansen – Melbourne office, Landscape Architect 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 design that is innovative…

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Tiny houses need a place to park in the Victorian planning system

Tiny houses need a place to park

March 25, 2018

Tiny houses are the ‘next big thing’. Or so we’ve been told for the past five years. For the sake of this article, given there is no exact definition on the specific size of a tiny house, I consider a tiny house to be an independent single bedroom/bathroom/kitchenette dwelling of less than 50 square metres….

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Kara Heald, Senior Landscape Architect, Property Council Mentorship Programme

Property Council Mentorship Programme

February 19, 2018

Through my early career I had gained the benefits of both informal and formal mentorship.  This came informally through senior colleagues and managers with whom I had developed a positive relationship both professionally and personally.  These relationships developed without there ever being mention of mentorship, but in hindsight those colleagues and managers filled the role…

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Community Planning in US

Community Planning in the USA

December 19, 2017

In September this year I was provided with a unique opportunity to participate in the United States International Visitor Leadership program (IVLP). The program was designed for four young leaders across Australia to explore Green Building Technology and Community Planning across USA. The program itinerary included Washington DC, Pensacola, Florida, Denver and Boulder, Colorado &…

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