Sophie Coissieux standing in a city laneway

Sophie Coissieux

Senior Planner

Sophie Coissieux

Senior Planner


Sophie joined Hansen Partnership after completing a Master of Urban Planning and Environment at RMIT in 2017.

With more than seven years international experience as a marketing communications manager and event planner in the hospitality, tourism and training sectors , Sophie made a transition into planning after seeking opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to society.

Sophie combines her strong business nous with a passion for urban planning and sustainability and is currently working with clients committed to delivering housing models that challenge the ‘business as usual’ approach.


Contact Sophie Coissieux
  • development and land use applications
  • project management
  • statutory planning risk assessment
  • housing affordability
Pat Iwanyshyn

Pat Iwanyshyn

Senior Urban Designer

Pat Iwanyshyn

Senior Urban Designer


Pat is a Master’s qualified town planner and urban designer with experience across a range of projects in Victoria and South Australia.

He has had a leading role in the preparation of planning and design projects in both the public and private sector. This background provides Pat with a strong basis for understanding the drivers of growth and change.

Pat’s multi-disciplinary background in planning and urban design ensures the delivery of comprehensive and well-informed projects. His skills in a range of digital software give him the tools to analyse and understand the urban environment.

He has been involved in a number of planning and urban design projects including structure plans, visual assessments, urban design assessments, planning applications, development plans and expert evidence.


Contact Pat Iwanyshyn
  • urban design
  • masterplanning
  • strategic planning
  • statutory planning
  • site redevelopment
  • sustainable development
Emily Harrod standing in city laneway

Emily Harrod

Senior Planner

Emily Harrod

Senior Planner


Emily comes to Hansen Partnership having graduated with First Class Honours from RMIT in 2016 and with a solid background in private practice.

With her sound client relationship management skills and ability to write concise and accurate statutory planning reports as well as assist with VCAT planning expert evidence statements for small, medium and large scale residential, mixed use and commercial developments, Emily is a highly valued member of Hansen Partnership’s busy planning team.

Emily’s passion for planning is centred on the opportunity to provide positive environments for people, housing affordability and projects that have, at their heart, a social conscience.


Contact Emily Harrod
  • development and land use applications
  • project management
  • statutory planning risk assessment
  • affordable housing
  • urban design review and advice
  • planning scheme amendments
Tim Norton

Tim Norton

Senior Planner

Tim Norton

Senior Planner


Tim Norton is an Urban Planner with four years professional experience of working in the property industry.

At Hansen, Tim manages a variety of development applications on behalf of clients and also conducts
strategic planning policy research and review, and creates development feasibility / due diligence reports.

Tim’s experience gained both in Australia and in the United Kingdom spans a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, retail and energy. This has included the management of development approval applications as well as strategic planning, research and review through submissions to public consultation on regional and state-government level strategic planning documents.

Tim’s professional experience coupled with his enthusiasm for high quality urban design and development outcomes enables him to make creative and efficient contributions to projects at Hansen.


Rui Liu standing in city laneway

Rui Liu

Senior Landscape Architect

Rui Liu

Senior Landscape Architect


Rui is a Senior Landscape Architect at Hansen Partnership with over two years professional practice working on a variety of projects in Victoria and New South Wales.

Rui’s professional experience includes delivering conceptual designs through to design development and documentation with projects ranging from master plans to public domain, commercial landscapes, residential developments and vegetation management plans.

Rui believes in taking an intelligent, innovative and site specific approach to each project to preserve and accentuate the unique characteristics of each site while making a positive contribution to the identity and functionality of a community within a broader context.


Contact Rui Liu
  • open space and recreational design
  • town centre master plans
  • residential estates
  • commercial landscapes
  • design and documentation
  • design management
Dave Witty standing in a city laneway

Dave Witty

Senior Planner

Dave Witty

Senior Planner


Dave joined Hansen Partnership after completing a Masters of Urban Planning and Environment at RMIT in 2016.

With seven years’ experience as a media and communications professional for local government in both Melbourne and regional Queensland, Dave’s interest in planning was piqued while working alongside the strategic planning team at Hobsons Bay City Council on a number of community consultations.

As well as enjoying the investigative element underpinning town planning assessments, Dave relishes the challenge of distilling complex information into concise reports.

Dave’s experience across these sectors combined with his clear and concise communications style makes him a highly valued member of our busy planning team.


Contact Dave Witty
  • development applications
  • land use applications
  • statutory planning risk assessment