NEW developmental plans for Sigatoka Town are in their preliminary stages.
Special administrator Jay Whyte said excavation work was being carried in the town area where a new shopping centre is expected to be built.
"This will include a supermarket, clothing shops, a doctor's clinic and other small retail businesses," he said.
"We are also holding talks about a lot of other ideas, like changing the traffic flow in the town and reducing the number of vehicles moving through the market.
"We want to make Sigatoka a pedestrian-friendly town."
Work is also being carried out on the Sigatoka Town Council building.
Mr Whyte said the launching of the newest newspaper for the Sigatoka community, The Stallion, was a boost for the community.
"Next week, we will also look to endorse our new logo for the town council.
"The old one is about 50 years old and is from the day the council started, with the slogan 'Taking the township to the next level'.
"I felt we needed to improve our logo because the old one did not work for 2013.
"We wanted it to be modern, fresh and forward-thinking.
"Our slogan will be 'Small town, big heart', which is really true for Sigatoka."
A victory march is also scheduled for the town today in honour of the Nadroga team which retained the Digicel Cup last week.
"We want to thank them for the win and as a town, show our support," Mr Whyte said.