THOUGH nothing has been confirmed or finalised at this stage, one of Fiji’s esteemed resorts is taking baby steps towards a possible overhaul on its existing complex.
In a public notice highlighting a public consultation meeting for an environmental impact assessment at Cuvu and Rukurukulevu villages, Yanuca Island Limited (trading as Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa) put forth a proposal for an upgrade master development comprising new accommodation blocks and various renovation and refurbishment on the existing resort complex.
The notice also mentions the construction of a new bridge, a new sewage treatment plant and a new jetty.
But Shangri-La’s general manager Michael Monks said this was only a preliminary phase which could lead to the possibility of an upgrade.
“This is just a preliminary stage where public consultation meetings are being organised to get feedback from the community,” Mr Monks said.
“At this stage, the number of projects will be based on the feedback from the community and this will then be presented to our head office in Hong Kong until such time when it is finalised.”
He said Strategic Consultants in Planning & Engineering (SCOPE) Pacific Limited had been commissioned to carry out the Environmental Impact Assessment.
The consultations are scheduled from October 1-2 at the village community halls.