THE founding fathers of the PCC in their wisdom bought several properties in Suva in the early 1970s. This real esate portfolio is worth an estimated $FJD8million and the revenue derived from rental helps fund some of the programmes the secretariat conducts with member churches. Even unused land has been converted to an urban garden to challenge city dwellers to make use of every possible space to grow food and help the environment.
LOCATED within the Central Business District the building houses a real estate agency and the head office of a water bottling company. The two-story 3 Thurston Street is partly residential with a two bedroom studio apartment. Part of the property is expected to be on the market in two months. Please contact Ms Julie Chamg-Tusulu for details on 679-3311277
THE headquarters of the PCC Secretariat also houses Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding and Transcend Oceania. Last year PCC staff vacated offices on the top floor to allow more space to be rented out, creating additional revenue for the organisation. The roof has been replaced to meet Fiji's cyclone standards. The latest renovations were completed mid-2017.
THIS former doctor's surgery and home has been converted into offices and a hair salon. The Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy takes up most of the building with smaller offices tenanted by a local hairdresser and a lawyer. The building was last renovated in late 2016 and meets Fiji's cyclone standards.
THIS neat colonial cottage has been recently refurbished and houses the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme. It was previously tenanted by the World Council of Churches Pacific Desk and the Pacific Network on Globalisation. The property has been enhanced with a large covered deck at the rear of the building and water is harvested from the roof into a tank to make it environmentally friendly.
A VACANT half-acre lot on prime freehold land in the Suva CBD close to major government offices and UN agencies. The site is earmarked for development and the PCC is seeking expressions of interest for funding or a joint venture to develop this property.