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Thumbs up to infrastructure

Tevita Vuibau
Monday, August 04, 2014

BETTER roads are impressing people around Fiji.

This much is clear from responses to the Tebbutt Times poll on infrastructure where a staggering 71 per cent of respondents say transport and safety are the most positive changes in infrastructure policy and procedure.

A further 67 per cent of those who identify transport and safety as positive changes say better roads top the list of these changes.

Other positively received infrastructure developments include bridges — mentioned by 8 per cent, and bus stands mentioned by 5 per cent.

And 3 per cent of respondents mentioned streetlights as positive changes and a similar percentage identify footpaths as positive developments.

And roads continue to dominate the infrastructure discussion in terms of looking to the future and setting priorities with 45 per cent of respondents saying they want more and better roads in the future.

Streetlights are a distant second priority, mentioned by 13 per cent.

Other future suggestions mentioned by 3 per cent or less covered a wide range, including bus facilities, better housing, footpaths, drainage and bridges

More public facilities (including halls, schools, recreational areas and so on) were next on 6 per cent, though mentioned more by those from the West.

Other developments mentioned as positive changes in policy and procedure are varied and can be grouped into buildings — mentioned by 18 per cent, public facilities 11 per cent and other mentions nine per cent.

Interestingly more respondents in the West view buildings as the most positive infrastructure development in recent years.

In total 27 per cent of Western Division respondents say buildings are the most positive infrastructure developments of recent years while only 13 per cent of respondents in the Central Division are of the same view.

Public facilities were also more likely to be mentioned by those in the West — 16 per cent than those in the greater Suva area — 9 per cent.

Parks and recreation areas, public facilities, electricity, water, improved drainage and market renovations were also mentioned.








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