Museum trustees object to use of land
February 26, 2019 10:57 am
The Fiji Museum Board of Trustees have submitted its objections on the proposed rezoning of part of the Botanical Gardens.
A part of the Botanical Gardens has been set aside and is proposed to be given to the Indian Government for the construction of its embassy.
The trustees say the objections’ submitted are the result of scientific research and a literature review undertaken by the Fiji Museum Archaeology team.
The two major concerns raised relate to the lot specified has significant archaeological, historical and natural heritage attributes, which over the years have contributed to the cultural landscape that defines Thurston Gardens and adjoining areas.
The board further says the original intention that the site to be kept in for the recreational use of the public and the resultant issue of access will become an issue should the proposed rezoning go ahead.