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Where To Go In Suva If You Need To Go

The maintenance of these public facilities is a challenge for the SCC because vandalism and burglaries are common occurrences.
26 Mar 2019 15:13
Where To Go In Suva If You Need To Go
Taxi driver Dharmen Kumar says user pay service for Samabula public convenience on Waimanu Road will protect it from vandalism. Photo: Ronald Kumar

People do not use Suva’s public convenience facilities for one of four reasons.

The reasons are they do not:
– Know where they are located;
– Like the hygiene standard;
– Want to pay the 50 cent fee; or
– Believe it’s safe from muggers.

Either they go to shopping malls or popular eating places that have washrooms (toilets).

The Suva City Council (SCC) has planned two new public convenience facilities this year to improve service.
Construction for the facility at the Ram Lakhan Park in Samabula has already begun while work on the facility at Suva Point Park will commence soon.

The maintenance of these public facilities is a challenge for the SCC because vandalism and burglaries are common occurrences.
The SCC said anti-social behaviour such as drug use, vandalism, loitering or sexual-related activities in and around toilet areas sometimes created a serious unsafe environment resulting in an unusable facility.

The council also highlights that abuse of facilities and stealing of fixtures and fittings from public washrooms is also a concern.

Where public convenience facilities are located:

Suva Market/ Bus Station

It is open 24/7. It has a user-pay section, which charges 50 cents. The second section is free.

Suva Handicraft Centre
It is open 24/7. Users pay between 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday; free after hours and Sundays.

My Suva Picnic Park
It is open 24/7. Users pay between 7am to 6pm daily; free after hours.

Thurston Gardens
It is open 24/7. Free.

Raiwaqa (Next to Raiwaqa market)
It is open 24/7. Free.

Suva Point Park
It is open 24/7. Free.

Samabula (Next to the Post Office)
It is open 24/7. Free.

Albert Park
Open 7am to 6pm daily. Closed after hours. Free

MPI Site Western Bus Stand
Open between 7am to 6pm Monday-Saturday; closed on Sunday.
50 cent fee

Terry Walk Nubakalou Creek
Open between 7am to 6pm Monday – Saturday. Closed after hours and Sunday. 50 cent fee.

SCC Foreshore Carpark
Open between 7am to 6pm daily. 50 cent fee.

Sukuna Park
Open between 7am to 6pm. 50 cent fee. Closed Sunday.

Suva Municipal Market (upstairs)
Open between 6am to 7pm. Free
Also User Pay Charges:
Shower use: $1.50
Toilet use vendors: 20 cents
Toilet use for general public: 50 cents

All user-pay facilities provides free access to the following:
Senior citizens, disabled/physically challenged, mentally challenged, sickly persons, pregnant mothers, those who cannot afford to pay.

Edited by Percy Kean

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