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Kia tupu, kia ruperupe e kia u’ua e rau te tuatau. Ei turanga ngaueue kore kia rauka te tupuanga matutu, o te kimi puapinga no te iti tangata Atiu e te enua.

To have safe, durable and reliable infrastructure to support economic growth and social development in Atiu.

Atiu is a raised volcanic island surrounded by steep raised coral or makatea cliffs that rise 3-6 meters above sea level. Red volcanic inland soil is heavily wooded, with rolling hills rising to 72 metres above sea level. Valleys run east and west, and settlements are located on a plateau surrounded by swamps and a small lake. Limestone cliffs, caves and swamplands are important environmental features.

Atiu Road Improvements

There is a ring road around the island and links into the inland village settlements by feeder and inland roads. As at 2006, a few kilometers of roads through the villages were sealed. The road from town to the wharf and airport is of two lanes compacted with coral and dirt, and most other roads are dirt tracks with some drainage and limited gravel filling work throughout. Road work activities are hampered by the quality of heavy duty equipment on the island to sufficiently maintain the roads. This also includes different phases of the road work and sealing project: from village to airport, upgrade plantation roads and inland roads coastal round. Infrastructure Cook Islands proposes a water supply system upgrade with water tanks to be implemented for households. 

The infrastructure group proposed a total reconstruction of the harbour to become a wharf berthing facility and marina. Other improvements included Airport tar sealing and renovation of the terminal.


Updated: May 2021