Madeleine is an experienced Senior Planner. She manages a diverse portfolio of statutory projects; including residential, aged care, student housing, retail & hospitality, commercial, and other mixed-use typologies. She has a sound knowledge of the Victorian planning system and understands how to balance built form character integration, heritage conservation, and to exercise appropriate discretion when managing land use sensitivity.
Madeleine regularly assists with the preparation of expert evidence statements for the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), along with development approvals, feasibility, and due diligence advice.
She is committed to delivering exceptional planning outcomes with design quality and sustainability in mind. She is passionate about projects with positive social impact and values the strength of her working relationships with her clients, architects, sub-consultant teams, state and local government departments and other stakeholders.
Leya has been a part of the Hansen Partnership team for over 2 years, working on projects across Urban Design and Landscape Architecture. She has qualifications in both landscape architecture and architecture with over seven years experience in the public and private sectors. Leya is an
adaptable individual who has lived and worked in various countries (Taiwan, China and Australia), focusing on projects in urban and rural repurpose, resilience and reconstruction.
At Hansen, Leya has been involved in a variety of urban planning, urban design and landscape architecture projects including town planning,landscape master plans, framework / structure plans, 3D modeling, landscape visual assessment, urban design / landscape guideline and construction documentation.
Yvonne is an Urban Designer with an Urban Planning and Design background. She provides creative and technical design support for Hansen’s Urban Design and Strategic Planning team which includes design documentation, strategic planning, report and project management.
Yvonne’s professional experience embraces the full spectrum of urban planning and design from concept design through to design documentation. She has been involved in a variety of urban design and strategic planning projects and proposals including visual assessment, preparation of guidelines, documentations and structure plans.
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.
Giovanni is a passionate landscape architect with over 10 years of combined experience (both in Adelaide and Melbourne) having worked on multi-discipline projects including landscape master plans, greenfield and residential infill developments, parks and open spaces, playgrounds, sports and recreational reserves, retail and commercial projects, education, wetlands and streetscapes. With an eye for detail, Giovanni delivers high-quality outputs from presentation to detailed design drawings and documentation.
Giovanni loves the outdoors as much as designing them, whether in their natural setting or built-form. He believes in a holistic approach to design to achieve a cohesive and lasting outcome for the client, community and environment. Having recently joined the landscape architecture team at Hansen Partnership as a senior landscape architect, Giovanni is excited to continue his passion to design and deliver wonderful outdoor spaces for the environment and humanity.
Josh recently joined Hansen Partnership and has over 8 years of planning experience in Victoria. He has a background in both Strategic Planning for Local Government and in infrastructure planning approvals for the private sector. Josh has extensive experience in interpreting and writing planning policy, and has been involved in a number of planning scheme reviews during his time in Local Government.
While at Hansen, Josh has assisted in the preparation of VCAT planning expert evidence statements for a variety of residential and mixed use developments. He has also prepared a number of complex planning applications and strategic planning documents. Josh is currently a student at the University of Melbourne, and is nearing completion of a Master of Environment degree, with a focus on International Development.
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.
Since joining Hansen in 2022, Constanza has been involved in a number of key Urban Design and Landscape Architecture projects, showcasing her multi-disciplinary background to embrace an extensive range of disciplines, including architecture, landscape architecture and urban design for both the public and private sector. With a passion for all aspects of the built environment, Constanza enjoys the opportunity to work between differing scales and contexts, drawing on her 7 years of local and international work experience. Constanza’s academic trajectory mixes studies in Chile, Barcelona and Melbourne, framing a cultural perspective of the urban environment which has been developed through studying, teaching and working.
At Hansen, Constanza has been involved in urban design and landscape architecture projects, including streetscape upgrades, framework plans, concept designs, masterplans, 3D modelling, design guidelines and artist impressions.
Alireza is an Urban 3D Visualiser with experience in urban design and planning on a variety of projects in Australia and Internationally. Considering his multi-disciplinary expertise in design, he is well-versed in a wide variety of disciplines such as 3D visualisation, urban design, and planning practice for both the public and private sectors. This comprehension provides him with a solid foundation for determining the dynamics of developments and changes, which motivates him to perform successfully in all design and visualisation tasks.
At Hansen, Alireza has engaged in urban design projects such as visual impact assessment, 3D modeling, photomontage, and viewshed mapping throughout his career. Furthermore, he has extensive international expertise in a wide range of urban design and planning in the Middle East. Alireza’s competencies trajectory has evolved as a result of his studies, participation in various scale and context projects, and mentoring students in university design courses.