RESIDENTS of Cunningham can expect better things to come their way in 2013 after the Suva City Council pledged to make the area a priority for development work this year.
Suva City Council special administrator Chandu Umaria, the man responsible for beautifying the capital, said 2013 would mark an era of change for residents of Cunningham.
"Cunningham hasn't had much work done to it in previous years.
"But there is good news for people in that area as we'll be doing a lot of good work there in 2013," Mr Umaria said.
"I am liaising with the prime minister and he has promised me that he will be looking for a piece of land in that area where we will put a playing field as currently there is none there."
"We will also look for a place to make a children's park so that the children in the area will have somewhere to go to."
Mr Umaria said development work would also cover a host of other facilities deemed to be lacking in Cunningham.
"Currently there are not enough bus stops, footpaths and street lights in the area and this is something that we want to change," Mr Umaria added.
"These are just some of the major works that we will be carrying out in the area and we will try to finish all those by the end of the year."
He said the council had a number of projects planned this year, top of which was the $1million extension of the Nasese walkway and picnic areas all the way to Suva Point and the dredging of Nubukalou Creek.