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The 2018 Victorian PIA Planning Symposium kicks off on Friday 12 October at South Wharf.⠀ ⠀ Join Hansen Partnership Planning Director Damian Iles and representatives from VicRoads, Launch Housing and Maribyrnong City Council for a panel discussion and workshop on the Harris Transportable Housing Project which aims to deliver 57 affordable, architecturally designed modular dwellings by @schoredprojects on vacant VicRoads land in Melbourne’s inner west. Hansen provided planning advice and support for this project. ⠀ This workshop will examine the practical issues the project team faced in transforming the idea into reality and how these lessons may aid others interested in delivering similar future projects.⠀ ⠀ Register now via the PIA website for what is sure to be a popular session. Link in bio. ⠀ ⠀ #hansenoutandabout #piasymposium2018 #planning #townplanning #urbanplanning #housingaffordability #affordablehousing


A warm congratulations to Freya Shaw on her recent promotion to the position of General Manager at Hansen Partnership. . Freya has been with Hansen for 11 years originally joining the company as Accounts Manager before quickly becoming a central part of the senior management team. . Freya is a vital and highly valued member of the team at Hansen overseeing not only the finance, operations, administration and support functions for a growing organisation of around 45 staff but also providing guidance and input to the ongoing business strategy and development of Hansen Partnership. . Congratulations on your well-deserved promotion Freya. . . . #hansenpartnership #hansenpeople #architecture #planning #urbandesign #urbanplanning #landscapearchitecture


The pocket park at Charles & Mollison in Abbotsford is nearing completion....progress shots courtesy of our Landscape Architecture Associate Castiel Shepp.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #landscapearchitecture #pocketpark #urbandesign #abbotsford #melbourne


Congratulations to @sixdegreesarchitects on the shortlisting of their recently completed Thornbury Townhouses, Clyde Mews for the 2018 Sustainability Awards category – Multiple Dwelling. . The design presents a new typology of medium density housing with townhouses positioned around a central shared courtyard on two traditional Thornbury house blocks 📸 @aliceshutchison . Hansen were pleased to provide town planning services for this project. . . . #clydemews #thornbury #townplanning #urbanplanning #planning


Sun’s out so what better way to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather than with a coffee from @parcocarlton (bonus points for proximity to Argyle Square). . A former 1900s power substation located on a traffic island, Hansen’s planning dream team were pleased to support Parco through the planning approval process with the City of Melbourne. . The site presented some unique planning challenges with title boundaries, heritage overlays, traffic and waste management but we were pleased to help get these guys over the line. . Solid reviews in @broadsheet_melb and we see @9postcards paid a visit recently too. . Coffee’s up! . . . #planning #urbanplanning #townplanning #melbournecoffee #melbournecoffeeculture #cafe #melbournecafe


The first sod has been turned on the new Croydon Town Square!⠀ ⠀ Hansen Partnership are proud to have provided landscape architecture services to Maroondah City Council for this $2 million project and will continue to provide contract administration assistance to Council during construction works.⠀ ⠀ The design features a new Main Street entry plaza with thoroughfare access to the train station, custom timber seating and shelter, an open grassed area and deciduous feature trees, new granite and porphyry stone paving, feature lighting and bicycle hoops. The revitalised square also includes a new amenities block with a unisex disabled toilet and a state of the art Changing Places Facility. ⠀ ⠀ The project is expected to be completed by late March 2019.⠀ ⠀ Visualisation by our talented Landscape Architecture team.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #hansendesigned #landscapearchitecture #croydon #publicrealm


Hansen Partnership is proud of our ongoing strategic planning and urban design work in regional townships and centres. . Engaged by the Shire of Strathbogie to develop the Euroa Township Strategy - the long term vision and action plan for the town over the next ten years - Hansen Planning Associate Richard Stevenson and Urban Design Associate Alastair Campbell recently visited Euroa to consult members of the local community on their vision for the town. . Produced in consultation with Martyn Group and Tim Nott Economics, Hansen’s initial report examines the opportunities for residential and commercial development, improvements to pedestrian connectivity, better linkages to public transport, traffic flow, wayfinding, lighting, additional street planting and shop front restoration as well as the potential benefits to be realised through the delivery of the Inland Rail Freight project. . The report also includes a number of town centre concepts designed to prompt and generate community discussion. Be sure to check out our stories for some photographic gems from Alastair's site inspection. There are some architecture gems in there. . . . #euroa #strathbogieranges #communityconsultation #strategicplanning #urbandesign #regionalplanning


The 2018 VPELA State Conference is here and Hansen Partnership is proud to sponsor this year’s event. ⠀ ⠀ Hansen Planning Director Damian Iles will be leading a conference focus session 'rock and roll ain't noise pollution' which will examine the role and future of live music in an era of legislative change and gentrification.⠀ ⠀ Featuring speakers including Jon Perring - owner/operator of iconic Melbourne music venues such as The Tote, Yah Yah's and Pony, Patrick Donovan - CEO Music Victoria, Nick Tweedie SC and Gillian Lee, Senior Consultant - Marshall Day Acoustics, this session will fill quickly so be sure to get your name on the door.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #vpela #vpelaconference2018 #vpelaconference #planning #urbanplanning #townplanning #livemusic #livemusicmelbourne


Congratulations to Joel Schmetzer who has been promoted to Senior Planner at Hansen.⠀ ⠀ Joel originally joined Hansen Partnership as a student planner while completing a Masters of Urban Planning and Environment at RMIT. ⠀ ⠀ Joel works across a range of both statutory and strategic planning projects at Hansen and his exceptional ability to interpret policy and communicate detailed arguments has been a vital asset to achieving successful outcomes across a range of commercial, industrial and residential planning applications and VCAT appeals in both urban and rural contexts.⠀ ⠀ (Joel also wrangles the Hansen Social Club in cahoots with Emily Harrod and lifts the Hansen sock game to a whole new level).⠀ ⠀ Well done Joel!⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #hansenpeople #urbanplanning #planning #townplanning #strategicplanning #beardsofinstagram


Congratulations to @northerngrampiansshire on their recent adoption of the Halls Gap Action Plan, prepared by Hansen. . Council sought to take a strategic approach to 'get things moving' in this spectacular settlement - particularly in light of the ongoing development of the Grampians Peaks Trail. . Hansen assisted Council in developing a framework and identifying priority projects emphasising the 'walkability' of the Village Centre and celebrating its enviable landscape setting. . Our role included community consultation with Hansen’s project team Craig Czarny, Director Urban Design and Jane Keddie, Associate Planning testing priority projects with the community. The enthusiastic input of locals and the Council made all the difference to this plan. . We're even more excited to be part of the next stage of works, which includes the roll out of streetscape works across the Village Centre. . . . Thanks for letting us repost your great photo @digital_gypsea #hansendesigned #hallsgap #thegrampians #walkability #strategicplanning #urbandesign #landscapearchitecture #communityconsultation #community


SITE VISIT to the Charles and Mollison Pocket Park in Abbotsford.⠀ ⠀ Hansen Director of Landscape Architecture Steve Schutt and Landscape Architecture Associate Castiel Shepp were on site recently checking progress ahead of the park's opening.⠀ ⠀ Swipe for more design details including herringbone recycled brick paving and laser cut corten planters which will be backlit to look pretty special come night time.⠀ ⠀ It's all shaping up very nicely......⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #hansendesigned #hansenoutandabout #landscapearchitecture #parks #pocketpark #urbandesign #melbourne #abbotsford


Following our AILA Award wins last week for Williams Reserve in East Richmond and Victoria Square in Kerang, urban.com.au had a chat with our Director of Landscape Architecture, Steve Schutt. . Click the link in our bio to learn more about these projects and Hansen’s design approach. . . . #landscapearchitecture #hansendesigned #hansenpeople #ailavicawards2018 #aila #ailavic


We've been a bit quiet on Instagram this week...we're blaming our AILA Award wins....⠀ ⠀ But back to our regular programming because this project is too good not to share.⠀ ⠀ Hansen's planning A-team are supporting architectects @sonelo_design_studio through the planning permit application and approval process for their Warne Street Residences.⠀ ⠀ Looks amazing guys! Glad to be of planning assistance.⠀ ⠀ 📷 @sonelo_design_studio⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #warnestresidences #planning #urbanplanning #townplanning #positiveplanning #architecture #australianarchitecture #melbournearchitecture


In HUGE news just in - Hansen's Landscape Architecture and Urban Design teams have taken out two awards at tonight's Victorian AILA Awards for their work on Victoria Square, Kerang and Williams Reserve, East Richmond. Check out some very happy, smiley faces in our stories. ⠀ ⠀ Congratulations guys! We love your work! 📷 @lloydphoto ⠀ ⠀ #hansendesigned #landscapearchitecture #urbandesign #pedestrianoriented #aila #ailaawards #ailavic #ailavicawards2018


We're revisiting our work on Williams Reserve, East Richmond in the lead up to the AILA Victoria Awards tonight (and let’s be honest, drone footage never gets old does it?) ⠀ Locals love this park! In fact, they see it as an extension of their own backyard and in an increasingly urbanised environment with a growing population, Williams Reserve needed an upgrade.⠀ ⠀ That's where Hansen stepped in. Through community consultation, we learned locals particularly valued the reserve's large lawns and mature trees but wanted improved picnic and playground facilities.⠀ ⠀ With careful consideration, Hansen were able to deliver on these design aspirations and more including a new permeable, curvilinear fence to replace the existing closed boundary fence to create a welcoming space for visitors, a new plant palette to complement existing mature trees, new seating and integration with the new ground floor community space located at 520 Victoria Street on the eastern boundary of the reserve.⠀ ⠀ Client: @cityofyarra ⠀ Project team: @irwinconsult_au Architecture & Access Simpson Construction⠀ 📷 @lloydphoto ⠀ Best of luck to the Hansen Landscape Architecture team tonight 🍀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #hansendesigned #landscapearchitecture #urbandesign #parks #reserves #playgrounds #richmond #aila #ailavic #ailavictoria


It's AILA Victoria Awards week and we're highlighting some of our award submissions.....fingers crossed for Friday!⠀ ⠀ Chapel Street has long been one of Melbourne’s destination streets. The uniqueness of the street lies in its diversity and vibrancy and with thoughtful and well resolved strategic planning and public realm improvements, Chapel Street can remain a world class destination for shopping and dining.⠀ ⠀ The site for the Windsor Village Streetscape Improvements, along Chapel Street between James and Duke Streets, was ideally suited for redevelopment as a ‘pause point’ with its wider than average footpaths, a tram stop and signalised pedestrian crossing. ⠀ ⠀ Part of Hansen’s design solution for these pause points incorporated bespoke furniture developed in collaboration with nationally recognised design and fabrication practice BiGfiSh Workshop.⠀ ⠀ Designed in eye-catching colours and patterns, these benches provide a unifying design element within a diverse streetscape, inviting locals and visitors to spend more time in the area by providing a welcoming place to sit, rest, eat and socialise.⠀ ⠀ Client: @stonnington_city ⠀ Project team: @bigfishfootscray and @irwinconsult_au ⠀ 📷 @lloydphoto . . .⠀ ⠀ #hansendesigned #landscapearchitecture #urbandesign #pedestrianoriented #windsor #aila #ailavic #ailavictoria


The AILA Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards are this Friday and we're quite excited!⠀ ⠀ We've entered a number of our favourite projects and fingers crossed we're in the mix.⠀ ⠀ We're particularly proud of our work for Gannawarra Shire on Victoria Square in Kerang, a regional town in the north west of Victoria.⠀ ⠀ This project was all about transforming the township’s main street into a pedestrian space and was underpinned by an awareness and sensitivity to 'localness’, with the goal of re-imagining the centre of this thriving regional town as a place of civic pride and community gathering. ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ 📷 @lloydphoto . . . #hansendesigned #landscapearchitecture #urbandesign #pedestrianoriented #regionalvictoria #aila #ailavic #ailavictoria #kerang


Good news for Geelong with Franzé Developments receiving planning approval for their $150 million mixed use project at 44 Ryrie Street.⠀ ⠀ Hansen Partnership were pleased to manage the planning process for this project which has approval for a 180-room hotel along with a 1000 sq m of ground-floor retail and 7400 sq m of office space. The project, the largest mixed-use development in the region, also has approval for 24 residential apartments.⠀ ⠀ The approval supports the continued revitalisation of the Geelong CBD under the Geelong Action Plan.⠀ ⠀ Go G-town!⠀ ⠀ Developer: @franze_developments Architect: @architectusau ⠀ Planning: Hansen Partnership⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #geelong #urbanplanning #planning #townplanning