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Call for comments on urban development plan


Pacific Palms Property has urged other members of the Port Moresby property development industry to comment on the draft Port Moresby Urban Development Plan.


Project Coordinator for Pacific Palms Property, Hansley Gumbaketi, made this statement during the 2019 NCDC Urban Planning Workshop that was held at the Gateway Hotel to raise awareness on the work done by NCDC’s planning and regulatory division.


“The draft Port Moresby Urban Development Plan is a unique opportunity for developers and those involved in the industry to contribute to how Port Moresby grows over the next decade,” he stated.


“We need to engage it meaningfully, with NCDC.”


The event was used to consult the development industry on the new Urban Development Plan prepared by NCDC.


NCDC Strategic Planning Manageress, Kemo Pepena-Guise, thanked Pacific Palms Property for coming on board as major sponsors for the event as an example of meaningful engagement with NCDC.


“The Urban Development Plan cannot be delivered without the support of the private sector,” she stated.


“It is through public consultation initiatives like this that we can better develop the plan.”


These sentiments were shared with other attendees that included members of the building and construction industry, government agencies and landowner groups.


Pacific Palms Property is a subsidiary of Steamships Trading Company administering its interests in its properties across PNG.


In 2019, Pacific Palms Property embarked on the its largest project to date, the Harbourside South Project, worth a quarter of a billion kina located in Downtown Port Moresby.


The draft Port Moresby Urban Development Plan was recently up for public consultation.


The consultation period ends on November 21st, 2019. The document can be collected by contacting the NCDC Strategic Planning Division on 324 0686.


(Participants of the Pacific Palms Property 2019 NCDC Urban Planning Workshop. From left to right: Vanessa Kagena, Peter Rahe, Hansley Gumbaketi, Kemo Pepena-Guise, Amanda Binoka and Lou Pipi)

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