Tristan Hennessy

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Tristan has developed and delivered community infrastructure of various scales through many bodies both public and private. These projects ranged from billion dollar hospitals such as the Bendigo Hospital Public Private Partnership to the West Gippsland Arts Centre Redevelopment to incorporating historical signage through the streets of Erica. 

His infrastructure delivery is underpinned through a sociological understanding developed in completing a Master of Public Policy – incorporating both course work and a thesis. This thesis looked at the social construction of governmental policy utilising the sociocognitive theories from Albert Bandura. 

Tristan believes government, community and private enterprise do not build structures for the sake of building structures. Buildings enable and reflect a social purpose in their form, function and aesthetic. Understanding of a building’s look and development is reflective of a wider social context. 

He now resides in East Gippsland working with a number of community groups and seeks to support regional towns and communities across Australia but especially through the magical region of Gippsland.