Bruce Masterplan

Exciting to see the Bruce Masterplan Project develop from Concept through to Marketing Phase. My first project collaborating with AURORA Design, since starting my own practice in February 2018. I have known the director of AURORA Design, Maurice Mandalinic for over 24 years and its great to work with someone who not only has extensive experience in Residential Design and Delivery, but who is also a good friend. Equally impressive is TP Dynamic’s vision to improve the Urban Streetscape of Bruce through quality design and their ability to promote innovative and creative design solutions.

crone partners & the australian government in the philippines

The Australian Government recently invited Greg Crone and Michael Banak to join an Official Business Delegation accompanying Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb AO MP in The Philippines.

The 3 day program was attended by a small delegation of key Australian Businesses. Crone Partners were invited into discussions on Trade opportunities between Australia and The Philippines and the Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts with various groups including Foreign Affairs Minister Julia Bishop, Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and NSW Premier Barry O’Farrel.

Crone Partners 10 years of commitment delivering award winning projects in the Philippines has developed long standing relationships with key members of the business community and the Australian government in the Philippines. Crone Partners extensive experience in the Philippines contributed to the ground knowledge for the delegation visiting Manila.

40th anniversary of ASEAN


mount hagen urban master plan projects papua new guinea

The photograph above was taken in Mount Hagen, Western Highlands Province, in Papua New Guinea. The event was the City Re-Development Launch, when the Prime Minister Arthur Somare, was invited to launch the Urban Master Plan and Infrastructure projects, designed by Crone Partners & Robert Bird Group.

Sir Michael Somare is better known in Papua New Guinea, as the “Grand Chief” and if you look closely at the photograph, you can see this written on the back of his locally made, Western Highlands, traditional garment. I was lucky enough to attend the ceremony in Queen Elizabeth Park, with the Western Highlands Provincial Governor Tom Olga and around 14,000 local people. In the background to the left of the photograph is the site for the Government City Block Master Plan. Ar the launch, the National Government committed funds for the Urban Master Plan projects over a 5 year period.

The Master Plan Projects launched by the National Government included; The Government City Block Master plan, Airport Precinct Master Plan, Sports Precinct Master Plan and Infrastructure projects including; Highlands Highway Mount Hagen Road Divertion, Mt Hagen CBD Traffic and Transport Upgrade, Sewarage Treatment Scheme, Water Treatment Scheme and Solid Waste Management Plan.

The Government City Block Master Plan was the first project to be devloped to a more detailed level of Design Documentation and the Government Administration Building and Provincial Chambers designed to Tender/ Construction Documentation Stage. The Master Plan includes; Government Administration Building, Provincial Chambers, Cultural Centre, Commercial offices and a Hotel.

The Government Precinct Master Plan is designed to create safe, integrated spaces that accommodate a mix of open public areas, work environments, retail opportunities and cultural experiences. The Precinct provides a home for a new generation of politics in the Western Highlands Province and Papua New Guinea (PNG). A community oriented precinct accommodating a new Government Building and Cultural Centre displaying the wonderful Arts & Crafts of the region. The overall objective will provide Government with a place of leadership, vision and authority. The use of local construction techniques, materials and skills was intrinsic to the design and developed through a series of community consultative sessions with local tribes and community groups in Mount Hagen.

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