Big plans in place for Sir Hubert Murray Stadium

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THE Motu-Koitabu Assembly (MKA) has engaged an Australian firm to manage and advise on all property matters relating to the redevelopment of the Sir Hubert Murray stadium and sports grounds at Konedobu.
This was done yesterday through the signing of a memorandum of agreement  by MKA chairman Miria Ikupu and Carrington Advisers representatives and was witnessed by members of the assembly.
Carrington which is based in Sydney, Australia, will be working alongside Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) architects, who are also from Australia, to create the vision and master plan for the grounds.
Carrington director Peter Navratil said Carrington was happy to share their vision and expertise with the Motu-Koitabu people and thanked the assembly members for their cooperation.
“We are very excited to be involved in the landmark redevelopment of the Sir Hubert Murray playing fields site, one of the most significant and important opportunities in Port Moresby if not the whole country, we share a common vision with the MKA.
“This is a great opportunity for you to bear the fruit of your land. Show people that you have taken control of your land and destiny,” Navratil said .
Ikupu thanked his assembly members and Carrington for working together to decide what sort of development was best for the land.
He said that despite interest from other developers, the assembly had chosen Carrington as they believed they had the network, skills and knowledge of how best to ultilise the land.
“I hope that we will leave a legacy for future generations to carry on and benefit from.
“It is a great honour and privilege to be part of such an important project.”
Ikupu said the Motu and Koitabu people had a lot of land available and hoped these could be developed as well.
The future use and how much it will cost to develop the land has not been confirmed yet. All will come down to a detailed study before confirming anything.