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Brighid Sammon

Brighid Sammon presenting at 2017 PIA Congress

May 2, 2017

Hansen Partnership Senior Urban Planner, and PIA Victoria’s Young Planner of the Year, Brighid Sammon will be presenting at the 2017  PIA Congress in Sydney in May. Part of the YPConnect stream of the conference, her session is titled: “The Planner as an advocate and advocating for Planners. How can the industry ensure that our…

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The new residential development provisions – putting the pieces together

April 19, 2017

The new planning scheme provisions that will guide residential development in the future have now been introduced by recent planning scheme amendments.  These include: Amendment VC110 – Which introduced the latest changes to the residential zones on 27th March 2017 Amendment VC136 – Which introduced the Better Apartment Design Standards on 13th April 2017. Still to come,…

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Pyrenees Futures project kicks off at Beaufort

Pyrenees Futures Project

April 10, 2017

Hansen are very excited to be commencing our collaboration with the Pyrenees Shire Council in relation to its important ‘Pyrenees Futures’ strategic project and Beaufort Township Plan. We will be at Easter Market in town and look forward to meeting and hearing from the local community about what makes Beaufort special and how could it…

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Steve Schutt in WLA Magazine

April 4, 2017

Hansen director of landscape architecture, Steve Schutt was featured in the latest issue of World Landscape Architecture (WLA) Magazine. Steve discussed his career path from town planning student at Melbourne University and draws on his experience of designing public spaces that are flexible for multi-use and user contexts. Steve also talks about the most important…

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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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