About Nadi Town
Nadi Township was established in 1947. Around that time Government of Fiji has established its own “Government Station” on the higher grounds of Nadi.
It is said that a couple of business set up their business around the “Government Station” to service the Government Station. The other business organization from other parts of Fiji also followed the suit. It is reported that there was a very strong move by some concerned citizens of Nadi to move the town center to Martintar because of the existing center being so prone to flooding. This did not materialize because the move to shift the town center to Martintar came in too late as the Nadi Township had already developed string roots in the existing location.
The elected system was introduced in 1967. Dr. A.H Sahu Khan was the first elected Chairman of the Nadi Township Board. With the introduction of Local Government Act in 1972 the Board changed its status to Council. Mr H.M Lodhia became the first Mayor of Nadi Town Council in 1972 and remained the Mayor until December, 1973. The Special Administrator of Nadi is Mr Robin K Ali.
To be a clean and beautiful city that is leading and innovative, valuing diversity, involving its community, balancing its ratepayers and citizens needs for now and in the future.
To promote health, welfare and convenience of the inhabitants of the municipality and to preserve the amenities or credit for the present and future generation.
• To revitalize the town in order to enhance the quality of life of the residents.
• To improve traffic safety and pedestrian safety in the town.
• Make provisions for people with disabilities.
• Provide adequate parking space for the citizens and visitors of the town.
• Improve visual aesthetics of the town.
• Work towards finding a permanent solution to the flooding faced by the town.
• To have an effective town planning scheme which has polices and proposals for the controlled development and use of land in the town.
• To support and promote the town’s economy without losing its social and environment values.
The Nadi Town Council commits itself to abide by the guiding principles:
• To put the interest of the public at the top of its priorities
• To comply with the law and the by- laws
• To be time – and policy- consistent
• To say what it does, to do what it says and to control it.
• To treat all people and cases with fairness, diligence and respect.
• To be accessible to everybody.
• To deliver timely cost- effective and efficient services to in- house and external partners.
• To take the lead, to initiate, to set good example, to innovate.
• To search and provide for answers and solutions to the questions and the problems within its jurisdiction.
• To be responsible to the citizens and the partners of Nadi
The economic challenges, which are
•To ready itself and facilitate the transition from a sugar based economy to a tourism based economy.
•To promote economic diversification to reduce the exposure of Nadi economy to tourism related business cycles.
The social challenges, which are
•To face and address the social consequences associated with the above economic transition.
•To participate in the conceptualization, formulation and implementation of solutions to the exiting and emerging social issues, with a special emphasis on the people with disability, the needy, the squatters and the informal business people.