Building Bright Futures: Education Precincts Pave the way for the Next Generation of Leaders

22 September, 2023

Australia has developed a global reputation as a leader in education and innovation around the delivery of its assets, with the education sector alone contributing around $34 billion to our local economy each year.

Precinct thinking and approaches are the foundations for the future of education. We recognise that schools and training centres are at the civic heart of our communities and that tertiary institutions are strong economic drivers of our communities, helping to define the nation through research, industry and the creation of the future workforce.

Hansen Yuncken proudly partnered with the Property Council of Australia last week, delivering a tour of the latest and upcoming innovative education facilities in Hobart. The ‘education roadshow’ included an insightful look into the future of education facilities – TasTAFE’s Water and Energy Trades Centre of Excellence and the University of Tasmania’s Philip Smith Centre and Forestry Building – all live construction projects which will shape the future of Tasmania’s tertiary education experiences.

“While each of these projects are very different in scale, complexity and purpose – each will significantly raise the bar of quality in teaching environments they will provide for Tasmanian students, and in the case of TasTAFE, the next generation of construction personnel for many years to come.”

– Matt Cadle, Tasmanian State Manager at Hansen Yuncken

No stranger to innovative, cutting edge education precincts, Hansen Yuncken has delivered some of Australia’s most forward thinking, multi award winning knowledge hubs, including; Sydney’s Meadowbank TAFE Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub, Inner Sydney High School, the University of Queensland’s Andrew N. Liveris Building and North Melbourne Primary School, with the University of New South Wales Health Translation Hub and the Flinders University Health and Medical Research Building currently underway.

“It was a great experience to open the doors to the broader industry and showcase what we’ve been working on. With three education sector projects under construction at the same time, we felt it beneficial to take the opportunity to share our knowledge, skills and expertise with our local industry peers and industry professionals.”

– Tasmanian Project Manager, Alex Swift.

Industry engagement has proven to be highly beneficial for our industry. Hansen Yuncken embraces each opportunity to involve stakeholders from various sectors – government, academia, and businesses, as our industry gains access to a wider range of resources and expertise. This collaboration improves the quality of projects, promotes innovation, and ensures that delivery aligns with the changing needs of society.

“The Property Council understands just how crucial it is to maintain industry engagement across the sector to ensure Tasmania not only remains at the forefront of development, providing world class facilities, research capabilities and outputs but also that these projects are supported by placemaking and additional investment in our state.”

“Roadshows and site tours of this nature could not happen without the support of Hansen Yuncken. The education precinct tour highlighted the important returns that investing or co-investing in the education sector plays in curating innovative precincts and master planning.”

– Rebecca Ellston, Executive Director, Property Council of Australia (Tasmania)

Broader industry engagement fosters community and shared responsibility, leading to more sustainable and socially responsible practices. Hansen Yuncken is proud to partner with industry organisations such as the Property Council of Australia to promote and celebrate these significant local projects.

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