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Letter: Vaimaanga redevelopment

Monday 23 October 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Letters to the Editor, Opinion


Letter: Vaimaanga redevelopment
The abandoned Sheraton Hotel is being redeveloped by Rarotonga businessman Chris Vaile. The first section, which includes 41 rooms and a new swimming pool, is scheduled to be completed by the end of next month. LOSIRENE LACANIVALU / 23100417, 23100418 / 23100419/ 23100420/ 23100421 / 23100422

I applaud the developers of this project (Vaimaanga redevelopment) … well, the current developers anyway!

However, this is no longer a five- or six-star hotel project with international brand marketing advantages, needing direct beach access to be successful at that level. The current developers have made it very clear that this is a piecemeal project and will be slowly put together over a number of years … on restricted budget. Good on them!

However, moving the road around the back of the project is no longer sensible … or safe (if it ever was).

The community must come first and though not ideal for motorists, a pedestrian crossing is the maximum change that should be allowed.

(Name and address supplied)


GM Hu on 24/10/2023