· Authentic restoration of the Vanua ni Tui ruins at the Vanua ni Tui Cultural Center
· Development of a herbal medicine gardens and wellness-spa
· An organic ecological design, working with the land, sea, air, and movement of the sun and wind to develop, a self-sustaining eco-design.
· Landscape design sensitive to the interaction of the sea, its relationship with the coast and its flora eco-system.
· Changes wrought by tides, high winds, and storms, flooding.
· Interaction of the two waters fresh and salt - where they meet.
· Consideration of the effects natural and man made - on the reef system.
· Strengthen the land's resistance to damage by flooding and erosion by planting indigenous vegetation.
· Remove foreign flora imports not ecologically balanced.
· Stream and springs are to be left in their original states, but tapped for water required for drinking, waste disposal and fish farming (fish, prawns, turtles, etc).
· Depths of the river and the rocks within them should remain as is.
· Rock and gravel for new landforms and construction should come from rock hills, not part of the eco-system of the plain.
· Placement of buildings and grazing ground for animals to be governed by the understanding that underground water flows to the sea and the waste water and drinking water must be separated in a manner that the natural underground flows will not commingle.
· Create separate zones for drinking water upside of buildings and wastewater downside.
· Site as necessary holding tanks for the storage of
· Create wastewater holding ponds with rock and diverse communities of microbial filters and use, after filtering, for crop irrigation, prior to entering the stream, river or bay.
· Tides should not be used to facilitate wastewater treat ment.
Site Analysis/ Ecological Criteria Plans
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