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Road site an eyesore

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TAVEUNI hoteliers have raised concerns about the state of bushes beside roads around the island.

Taveuni Island Resort owner Rick Cammick said most times they were usually in a bad state.

Mr Cammick said since the PWD ceased operations on the island, the roads had been left in bad state with over-grown bushes.

"We are just wondering whether the authorities on the island can step in and monitor the situation," he said.

"This is closely linked with the image of the island, and for an island like Taveuni that survives on tourism, this is unacceptable."

Another resident, Tevita Tuira, said most roadsides on the island had been left unattended.

Mr Tuira said this was a serious concern because the roadsides had always been clean in the past.

Fiji Roads Authority CEO Neil Cook said they would need more specifics about what the issue was in order to provide a site-specific response.

Mr Cook said the authority does not automatically assume responsibility for keeping all roadsides in a perfectly-manicured state.

"The frequency of mowing of grass depends on a range of factors and our primary concern is the safety of pedestrians and traffic," he said.

"Amenity value is a secondary criteria.

"Any issues individual hoteliers have can be directed to FRA on free toll line 5720."








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