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Petition to save park

Shayal Devi
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A GROUP of ratepayers in Lautoka have circulated a petition calling on authorities to reconsider the rezoning Shirley Park.

Spokeswoman Maude Elbourne said while they understood the need for development, change, jobs and employment in Lautoka, they believed it should not be done at a cost to good city planning.

A portion of land in Shirley Park has been identified as a potential site for a hotel development project.

"There are other potential sites in Lautoka to rezone or older unused buildings that can be pulled down and replaced to get the same results," she said.

"So we say no to rezoning any part of Shirley Park but to build elsewhere in the city."

According to Ms Elbourne, ratepayers are concerned as the park has been used as a recreational area for many years.

"Rezoning and putting concrete in the ground means permanency and it will not only restrict access to the public (into the area to be rezoned for the intended hotel) but it will also block out the public using the park."

Lautoka City Council CEO Jone Nakauvadra said they were in the process of getting responses from stakeholders regarding the development.

"Anyone who wishes to express their objections to the rezoning are welcome to put their queries to the ministry," Mr Nakauvadra said.








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