I. REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS RELATED TO URBANIZATION
D. Development policies and future perspective
2. Suva town planning scheme and zoning provisions
The Suva City Planning Scheme created two major business zones: an industrial zone and a commercial zone. The commercial zone is located at the heart of the city, while industries are essentially zoned away from the city centre.
The central business district contains the central post office, professional and commercial offices, banks, insurance companies, travel agencies, hotels and restaurants. There are some department stores and supermarkets, but the majority of retail business is provided by a variety of small shops.
Within the Suva City there are three industrial areas. The first to be developed was Walu Bay located on the harbour which accommodates the heavier industries. More recent industries have been developed at Vatuwaqa, as well as in Raiwaqa. Several industrial sites have also been developed at the proximity of the Suva City boundary, including Laucala Beach Estate, Wailada, Kalabo and Lami.
The Greater Suva area, outside the Suva City boundaries, does not have its own local government. The responsibility for town planning is vested with the central government's Department of Town and Country Planning. The zoning policy for Greater Suva is described in the Greater Suva Structural Plan.