Physical Planning - Settlement Strategy: 2006 - 2010

Settlement Strategy: 2006 - 2010

The Draft Settlements Strategy 2006-2010 has been prepared to draw attention to the existing settlement situation in the National Capital District (NCD) and attempts by the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) to manage its growth.

An analysis of the 2000 Census Unit figures shows that out of the total population of the NCD, which was 254,158, there were a total of 93,487 persons living in formal, informal and squatter settlements, which is 37% of the total population of NCD. With the continued growth of settlements between 2000 and 2005 there is little doubt that the proportion of people living in settlements in the NCD today is at least 40% of the total population.

The Strategy sets the direction for addressing settlement issues by translating the relevant higher tier policies and recommendations into an action plan which contains sectoral goals, objectives, implementation targets and actions. It also identifies the relevant implementing agencies.

It also describes the NCDC’s role in settlement improvement and the key stakeholders/partners in this initiative.

The general public is being invited to give views and comments on this draft Strategy.

All views and comments received before the end of March 2006 will be accepted. Comments can be sent to kennetha@ncdc.gov.pg