Property and Infrastructure Specialists

2015 Pacific Games – Port Moresby

Providing strategic advice, operational support and full project management, supervision and delivery services for a major capital works program.
Client
2015 Pacific Games Organising Committee
Location
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Sector

The largest event ever staged in Papua New Guinea

The Pacific Games is a major sporting event held every four years. It welcomes 4,000 athletes and officials from 24 countries across the Pacific region. The 2015 event was staged in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

A significant capital works program was required before the Games, to accommodate the 28 sporting competitions, opening and closing ceremonies and cultural programme. This included the construction of a new games village, aquatic complex and stadia valued at more than $600 million.

Strategic advice and project delivery

The local Games Organising Committee (GOC) appointed APP in 2014, to help prepare the venue for the event and offer expert strategic advice on matters including:

  • Procurement
  • Venue commissioning
  • Overlay
  • Workplace health and safety planning.

In the weeks leading up to the Games, APP's team of 11 Project Managers were constantly present at the venues, providing:

  • On-the-ground site management assistance
  • Supervision and works coordination for contractors and volunteers
  • Spectator services
  • Event operations assistance.

Achievement

The largest major event ever staged in Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Games were an unqualified success – both in terms of effective project delivery and in building capacity for future events to be held in the country.