23 October, 2008
Removal of Suva Landmark
The demolition of the Raiwai and Raiwaqa four storey barracks removes a long standing landmark on Suva's landscape. The four storey barracks have been removed with the ones at Raiwaqa completed demolished as of today. The buildings have been in existence for over 40 years and provided low cost housing to Suva residents. The Public Rental Board which manages the buildings as part of Government's low cost rental housing for low income earners has announced previously that it plans to erect new buildings on the two sites after the old buildings became a health and safety hazard. The sites are located along Grantham Road and Nairai Road.