New Londolovit, Lihir island, Papua New GuineaTown Master Plan
LocationLihir Island, Papua New Guinea
ClientThe Land Owners of Lihir and Lihir Gold Limited
Lihir Island is one of the islands in New Ireland Province. It is has yet to be “discovered” by the tourism market. Currently, it has one of the world’s biggest gold mines. At the same time as designing their Lakunbut Village project, PTI worked with the Land Owners of the island and Lihir Gold to provide a new Master Plan for the main town of Londolovit.
PTI formed a consultant team to conduct extensive consultation with the community, inclusive of Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Statutory Planning, Community Consultation, Civil Engineering, Marine Engineering, Environmental Management, Tourism Strategy and other professionals. The objective being to enable a wide variety of commercial, social and cultural facilities and opportunities for the long-term operation and consolidation of the success of the island. With the arrival of the GFC our involvement in this work ceased.