Avarua Town Plan

In early 2019 Reset Urban Design won an international tender to prepare a new town plan for the Avarua Township in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Over several months our team, including Romani Koata and Stantec, undertook an initial analysis of the existing township and prepared a Findings Report along with three preliminary design options. As part of this process, Garth spent time in Rarotonga presenting at over 19 meetings including 2 public presentations. The key outcomes of the first-ever Town Plan for the main township in the Cook Islands are to: incorporate provisions for multi-modal transportation connections between the three key sites and the surrounding communities; provide for the integration and linkages of new public facilities into the fabric of central Avarua whilst enhancing the area’s character, movement opportunities and public enjoyment; develop a strong public realm and a resilient transport system; and create an open space network and streetscape to stitch the central area of Avarua together.

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