Master Plan

Papua New Guinea’s first comprehensively planned multi-use development, enjoyed by residents and attracting thousands of visitors and tourists to the region.

Site characteristics

The site has been zoned to allow for a mixed-use development in line with the Paga Hill Development Company (PNG) Ltd’s master plan design, securing bulk earthworks and environmental approvals.

Paga Hill Development Company (PNG) Ltd secured the site through a 99-year lease, subsequently adding value through a substantial underwater lease around Paga Point.

A high-level master plan has been developed for Paga Hill Estate, incorporating a vision that sees the site becoming the focal point of Port Moresby.

The PNG Government has recognised the potential of Paga Hill Estate by declaring it a ‘Project of National Significance’.

An inclusive Paga Hill Estate

Paga Hill Estate will transform this spectacular destination into a place for locals and visitors to live, work and leisure. Not only will Paga Hill Estate be an iconic destination for visitors, it will be a place for locals to enjoy. With beautiful public gardens, cafés, restaurants and shops, people from all walks of life can stroll along the vibrant waterfront promenade and enjoy access to the various precincts within the Estate.

Key design elements include:

  • Vibrant public spaces, waterfront promenade and pedestrian walkways along the full length of Paga Hill Estate’s shoreline
  • A ring road around Paga Point connecting all precincts on Paga Hill and the waterfront, as well as linking the city centre, the Port and Ela Beach
  • Easy access to the National Cultural Centre, World War II heritage and green space which will form the cultural heart of Paga Hill Estate
  • Conservation of key World War II relics

Foreshore public concourse

A lively and inviting environment for everyone to enjoy, based on a conscious integration and utilisation of the waterfront.

The waterfront precinct will include:

  • A boardwalk promenade along the full length of the shoreline, from the cruise liner terminal to Ela Beach
  • Restaurants and cafés
  • Retail outlets
  • A major shopping centre
  • Hotel and residential living
  • A number of small to medium sized marinas
  • A mix of public open space facilities
  • The opportunity for a regular outdoor-traders market


A mix of generous studio, 2 and 3 bedroom residential apartments will occupy the higher levels of the buildings and showcase the beautiful views across Fairfax Harbour or the Coral Sea.

To create a truly integrated inner-city environment, residential areas will blend seamlessly with commercial enterprise, including retail shops, office space and a variety of restaurants and cafés.

Retail and office space

As a mixed-use development, most buildings within Paga Hill Estate will provide retail and parking space on the lower levels, followed by offices and apartments on the middle and upper levels.

Luxury hotel

As one of three potential hotel locations, a prestigious hotel will be constructed on the western side of Paga Hill Estate.

The hotel will feature:

  • 6-star hotel with 200 luxurious and spacious guest rooms
  • Large ballroom venue suitable for state dinners and other major events
  • Conference and meeting room facilities
  • World-class gourmet restaurants and stylish cafés
  • Sweeping views across Fairfax Harbour and the Coral Sea
  • 68 serviced apartments within the hotel grounds
  • Easy and secure access
  • Secure indoor car parking

Restaurants and eateries

The Master Plan includes a variety of restaurants and eatery precincts throughout the Estate for locals, residents, employees and visitors to enjoy.

The luxury hotel is designed to include a central, upmarket club facility which will form the entertainment heart of the downtown area.

National Cultural Centre

Situated in a prominent position, uphill from a luxury 6 star hotel, with vantage points in all directions to the coast and harbour, the National Cultural Centre will be the forum to promote all of PNG’s rich and unique culture, flora, fauna, traditions and attractions across all provinces.

Incorporated into the design is a museum that will showcase PNG’s history, with a particular focus on and link to the adjacent World War II gun emplacements and sites of interest, as well as memorial plaques, all of which have significant tourism potential.


Each individual building will provide a combination of underground and on-ground parking to accommodate residents, staff and visitors. Car park ratios are based on international standards with dedicated parking based on apartment size and commercial floor space.

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