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PNG’s APEC Minister’s lavish plans for exclusive Brisbane hideaway


Design drawing showing the features and layout for Tkatchenko’s planned Brisbane estate

Papua New Guinea’s Minister for APEC, Sports and Special Events, Justin Tkatchenko, is planning to build for himself a lavish multi-million dollar mini-estate on 8.5 acres of land in the rural Brisbane suburb of Brookfield.


The estate will comprise an ornate main dwelling (shown above) with feature spiral staircase and cupola roof, a three bed-room second dwelling, large gym, animal stables, an ornamental lake with two fountains, a large bird aviary complex, 25 metre swimming pool, two pavilions, garages, sheds, large greenhouse and other outbuildings.


Plan view of the ground floor of the main dwelling with its ornate circular staircase, veranda over-looking the fountain and lake and alfresco dining area

All this on a piece of land Tkatchenko purchased for a cool $1.77 million in November 2015, as revealed on PNG Blogs .


Aerial view of the Tkatchenko’s land in the semi-rural suburb of Brookfield

Tkatchenko has engaged the exclusive architectural firm, Argo, to design his estate and Clegg Town Planning consultants to guide the proposed development through the planning process.

Tkatchenko already owns another home in Brisbane, in the exclusive inner city suburb of Fig Tree Pocket, purchased in 2011 for $1.1 million.


Tkatchenko’s existing Brisbane home in the exclusive Fig Tree Pocket suburb

Minister Tkatchenko has a long history of unanswered fraud allegations and has been exposed for lying to Parliament over contracts awarded to his family business; the same business, Kitoro No.33, that is now involved in the development of 15 Upper Brookfield Road.


Tkatchenko inspecting the boundaries of the Brookfield land where he will build his mini-estate

  1. January 3, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    A nobody, a small boy, who happened to be in the right place and at the right time to make his money, both legally and illegally. I hope he lives long to enjoy his riches!

  2. January 3, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    This is another jerk.
    Why was he allowed to become this?
    And own this?
    Are their Australians involved who have made Justin Tkatchenko, have the rights to own a multi-million dollar mini-estate on 8.5 acres of land in the rural Brisbane suburb of Brookfield?
    Please tell all.

    Justin Tkatchenko takes over the helm of Papua New Guinea’s tourism industry as the new Minister for Tourism Arts and Culture.

    Tkatchenko took up his new ministerial appointment in January 2016.

    Minister has lied in Parliament over his involvement in a family company awarded a K27 million contract in dubious circumstances
    Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko has a long history of unanswered fraud allegations. Now he is trying to bat away accusations of corruption over a massive K27 million contract awarded to his family company to keep the flowers growing in Port Moresby. But not only has the Minister failed to answer the substantive allegations against him he has misled Parliament and lied to the people.
    Tkatchenko [see story below] does not deny that the company he founded, Kitoro No.33, which trades under the name PNG Gardener, is the beneficiary of the K27 million contract.
    Nor has he denied that the bid submitted by Kitoro No.33 was the highest among seven competing tenders received by the National Capital District.
    The bid was “unquantified and staggering” according to eminent lawyer and MP Alan Marat and contained costings that were “grossly exorbitant, dubious and amount to defrauding the State”.
    Instead of answering these allegations directly Tkatchecko has tried to deflect attention by making out that as he has resigned his directors position and handed his shares in the company to his wife, everything is above board.
    Nothing could be further from the truth.
    Kitoro No.33 is still a Tkatchenko family owned and controlled company and the profits made directly benefit Justin. The Minister still has everything to gain from ensuring the success of the company. Whether the shares are held by him directly or his wife makes no difference he is still a direct beneficiary.
    It is also completely false for Tkatchenko to claim he resigned his directorship and sold his shares in 2012 as he stated in Parliament:
    “I am no longer the director and shareholder since 2012″.
    Not true, Justin.
    PNG Exposed has obtained documents that clearly show Tkatchenko did not remove himself as a director and shareholder until April 2014 – nearly two years after the election!

  3. Noah Pearson Niso
    January 6, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Is PNG need a foreigner who doesn’t have PNG heritage?.. JT one of the corrupt politicians and the worst is, foreigners taking advantage of corrupt systems. We need to rise up and do something to stop before its too late.

  4. Gilbert Biau
    January 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I will be very happy if there are solid evidence available for this case to be brought to trial. Politicians of his like are getting richer through corrupt practices without being tried whilst simple grass roots people are struggling to survive every day…this is unacceptable and very unfair. I will be very much satisfied if this case is further investigated and the culprit is brought before justice to be tried and prosecuted.

  1. January 10, 2017 at 9:25 am
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