Greater Suva Transportation Strategy

Greater Suva Transportation Strategy 2015-2030

As part of the on‐going initiatives to improve transportation in the Suva area, Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has completed a review of the Greater Suva Transportation Strategy produced in 2001. From this, a new strategy has been developed which looks ahead to 2030. The report outlines a Staging Plan and an Action Plan for implementing road projects, traffic management measures, public transport initiatives, walking and cycling initiatives and road safety initiatives from 2015 to 2030.

The Greater Suva Area (GSA) comprises the councils of Lami, Suva, Nasinu and Nausori. The region has historically been shaped by short-term decision making that has directly influenced the transportation system. The Fiji Roads Authority has commissioned a long-term strategy to allow the GSA to improve:

  • Liveability as an urban centre
  • Social inclusion
  • Economic prosperity
  • Environmental sustainability

Land use projections suggest that the GSA could grow from a current population of 280,000 to around 350,000 by 2030. Areas on the periphery of the GSA, such as west of Lami and beyond Nausori Town, could lead to an expansion of the definition of the GSA and increase this growth even further. With this in mind the existing traffic congestion and road safety issues faced by the GSA will intensify unless decisive action is taken to implement the recommendations of the transport strategy.

The Greater Suva Transportation Strategy is a transport blueprint for the GSA over the next 15 years. It replaces the 2001 Strategy and was prepared over six months with extensive input from a wide range of Stakeholders and the Fiji Roads Authority. It should be considered alongside the updated Fiji National Transport Sector Plan. It is expected that the updated Fiji National Transport Sector Plan will deal with the overarching issues of policy and regulation.

Links to relevant past studies are provided below.