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 strong roots in the existing location.
The elected system was introduced in 1967. The nadi Town Council is a democratically elected body which is directly accountable to its residents and not ot Central Government. As a corporate body it is regareded in law as a single entity even though it consists of a number of elected members. Individual elected members have no authority, it is the eledted council as a whole that is the corporate body and has the powers. 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 current Mayor of Nadi is Councillor Timoci Koroiqica. But is now headed by Mr Aisea Tuidraki as the elected Administrator of Nadi Town Council.
The Town Clerk is the head of the Management team that is responsible for implementing the decisions of the council. He is the channel between the councils, and the officers of the council. He issues the notices of meetings, records the decisions of the council and carries out the decisions of the council. He is the coordinator of all the council activities. He advises as to the duties of the officers and he exercises general control over them. He has to see that the accounts of the council are kept and presented for audit and to see that all other records are kept.
The council has a stated vision, mission and goals to guide its progress to the future. It has a town planning scheme wit the well defined objectives and policies. It has a master plan which aims at revitalizing the central business district.
The revenue sources for the council include general rate, special rate, business licenses, market fees, rental from council's properties, bus stand charges, public car parks and Parking meters. The council carries out duties and responsbilities, manages and accounts for its revenues and expenditures.