Roz Hansen

Having a passion for what you do can take you anywhere you want to be.

Roz Hansen

Urban and Regional Planner

About Me

Roz Hansen is an urban and regional planner with more than 40 years’ experience working both in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Roz has worked on a wide range of public and privately funded land use and development projects as well as appeared as an expert witness giving evidence at planning and environmental tribunals, panels and the Victorian Supreme Court. Roz is also a co-author of the book titled ‘How Great Cities Happen – Integrating People, Land Use and Transport.’

Roz was chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Plan Melbourne and is currently chairperson of the Geelong Authority; a former Divisional Councillor for the Property Council of Australia (Vic); an independent director on Salvation Army Housing Victoria and YWCA housing boards; member of the University of Melbourne Infrastructure Advisory Committee; board member of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute; Board member of the Gomo Foundation as well as a member of other advisory committees.

Roz is a Registered Planner; Life Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia; Fellow of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association; Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning; Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education at Deakin University, Melbourne; recipient of an Australian Government Centenary Medal and the first woman to be included on the Planning Institute of Australia ‘Hall of Fame’. Roz is also a founding member and inaugural chair of the Women’s Planning Network established in Victoria in 1994.

Roz is a strong strategic thinker and leader in her profession. She is innovative in her ideas and approaches to the challenges of managing growth and delivering infrastructure and demonstrates a ‘passion’ for planning.


Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)
Diploma of Education (Melbourne State College)
Diploma of Town and Regional Planning (University of Melbourne)

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