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Downtown Port Moresby Master Plan

Our Role

SMEC was responsible for overall direction of the masterplan. The scope of services included:

  • Data collection and review
  • Establishment of contacts with Government agencies
  • Preliminary constraints, opportunities and policy options
  • Background research and identification of major issues, including implementation of a public participation program
  • Generation of base maps, incorporating land use and infrastructure network
  • Investigation of alternative development strategies and development of preferred strategy
  • Identification of capability for expansion and improvement of services networks
  • Investigation of impact of different demographic scenarios and derive best economic framework for development
  • Analysis of social, environmental and historical assets
  • Community consultation
  • Development of a masterplan
  • Preparation of framework for implementation of the plan
  • Provision of in-house training in all aspects of masterplan preparation.

Project Overview

The project included the preparation of a comprehensive Local Development Masterplan for downtown Port Moresby and Konedobu.

The objective of the project was to promote the best use of land in the plan area with a view to balancing social objectives, economic advancement and environmental sustainability.

The plan also included strategies to utilise customary land, involving customary landholders in the planning process.

Papua New Guinea
Technical Area:
Urban Development
National Capital District Commission

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