MAJOR plans are in the pipeline for developments in the two major towns of the North.
Labasa and Savusavu special administrator Vijay Chand said plans had been drawn up for the development of the Labasa bus stand and taxi stand area and the construction of a double storey building in the market to cater for the vendors' needs.
"The first one we will work on is the $48,000 award for extension to the Labasa Market which will cater for the women who sell in makeshift stalls," Mr Chand said.
"Work has been delayed because of the wet weather we have faced. Other than that, we have secured funding for this and the construction company is waiting for the weather to clear before beginning construction work.
"There are other development plans in line for the two towns."
The council worked with other stakeholders in Labasa last month to make the town the first in Fiji to provide access for wheelchairs.
Beautification projects in town, improvement of Subrail Park and new pavements are part of the council's development plans..
In the meantime, the council continues to face the challenge of outstanding rates.
Mr Chand earlier said it was equally important for ratepayers to work closely with the council by paying their town rates.