Stephanie Hensgen

Stephanie is a leading social planning and community engagement specialist. She has more than 25 years’ experience leading community and stakeholder management teams and providing expert advice in relation to socio-economic impact assessment (SIA), small business support, stakeholder engagement, media management, public outrage management, facilitation and negotiation.  Stephanie has a strong commitment to helping major projects involve and achieve positive outcomes for local communities.

Stephanie has been responsible for the development, set up and delivery of stakeholder and community engagement programs for numerous major road, rail, mining and water projects across South Australia, including the City South Tram Replacement, Regency Road to Pym Street, Hove and Ovingham Level Crossing Removal Planning Study, Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation, Paradise Park ‘n’ Ride, North East Planning Study, Port Dock Rail project, and Emerson Crossing Planning Study.

Stephanie also spent ten years in the role of Manager Strategic Projects for the City of Onkaparinga, gaining experience in project and asset management, with responsibility for the delivery of major council projects, strategic and corporate planning and management of Council’s asset portfolios. Stephanie also has expertise in open space and recreation planning, local governance and land use planning.

Outside GTP, Stephanie loves to get away from the city – camping on the river, kayaking and campfires with the extended family. She also loves the beach, especially Port Noarlunga, Port Willunga and Middleton. When home, Stephanie reads and writes fiction and binges Netflix.