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A lot of work ahead for Nadi City plan

August 21, 2015 1:19 am

Nadi town administrators have a lot of work to carry out before 2017 when the government plans to declare Nadi a city.

Special Administrator, Robin Ali says Nadi currently does not have the required population of at least 20-thousand people living within the town boundary to be declared a city.

Ali says the council has drawn up and identified expansion boundaries.

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‘’We have done cost analysis benefit and we have submitted the plans to the Local Government Committee based in the Ministry for Local Government. They are studying that report. Once they have done that and they say ok, then we will be moving around in the area which we are trying to get in the boundary. We will have a public participation exercise. We will be discussing with the people living there’’.

Ali says the residents will need to be informed that they will be required to pay town rates and the types of services that will be provided by the council.

The Local Government Committee will be a part of the public meetings and it will compile a report on the boundary expansion for the Minister for Local Government and Cabinet.

There will also be a population count to ensure there are 20-thousand people which is a requirement for the declaration of a city.

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