Hannah Pexton, Top 50 Public Sector Women in Victoria 2017

Hannah Pexton
Hannah Pexton

  • Manager, Land and Collaborative Planning
  • Joined Melbourne Water in 2005

The Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) list shines a spotlight on exceptional leaders, highlighting their work and creating role models for other females in the sector. Hannah Pexton, Melbourne Water’s very own made it in the Top 50 list and we couldn’t be more proud. 

Hannah is the Manager of Land and Collaborative Planning at Melbourne Water. She has worked at Melbourne Water since 2005 in a range of strategic and operational roles related to waterway, water and sewerage. Her nomination as an exceptional leader in her field is much deserved and her work genuinely demonstrates Melbourne Water’s vision of ‘Enhancing life and liveability’. 

Hannah and her team’s work contributes to the liveability of millions of Melburnians – and they include:

  • The development of the ‘Garden of Hope’, a community produce garden (with Hope City Mission)
  • Repurposing a 100-year old sewerage channel called Greening the Pipeline (with VicRoads, Wyndham City Council and City West Water) to create new linear parklands, including the first in Williams Landing
  • Collaborating and co-designing with stakeholders and the community for the transformation of the largely concrete Moonee Ponds Creek into a vibrant, riverine corridor running to the north of Melbourne
  • Facilitation of the development of the Yarra Strategic Plan and community vision, which is a community-led-and-informed 50-year plan for our beloved Yarra River.

Within the walls of Melbourne Water, Hannah is also a founding member of the Gender Equity Working Group where she has championed the promotion of women across all levels of the organisation and made significant contribution to both the Gender Equity and Diversity and Inclusion strategies.

Hannah has also repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to life-long learning and development. She was selected to participate on the Peter Cullen Trust ‘Science to Policy’ Leadership program in 2015, and has since become a PCT Fellow. 

Last updated:
10 September 2020