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The Property Services Team

Property Services consists of a recently appointed, broad, enriched and dedicated team of professional specialists from a wide range of property backgrounds and it is with these skills and resources we look forward to working with you to best managing your property needs for the common wealth of the Church. Ultimately ensuring that we are optimising our assets, whilst remaining focused on our mission directives.


Liaises with Presbytery Mission Committees and Presbytery Ministers for Mission and Education and Administration in respect to inquiring into and applying mission motivated development criteria when the various councils of the Church consider applications to acquire, build, lease or sell property. (Regulation 4.6 – Property Dealings).

Advocates for mission purposes within the operations of property services.

Represents practical missiology in respect the role and functions properties play within the Property Services unit, and in association with the presbytery Committees and Ministers.

  • ​Mission Motivated Development
  • Property Can Serve Mission Purposes Directly
  • Property Can Serve Mission Purposes Indirectly
  • The Purpose of Property is to Serve Mission, not Congregational Identity

Asset Management, Property Maintenance and Essential Services Planning

  • Real Estate Advisory Services
  • Building and Maintenance and Minor Works
  • Facilities Management and Maintenance
  • Property Management Services
  • Purchasing Property
  • Selling a Property
  • Leasing Property (Residential, Commercial and Retail)
  • Property Reviews
  • General Property Advice
  • Useful Websites

Projects and Development / Re-Development Management

  • Project Management Services
  • Projects and Development Services
  • Consultant Advice

Trusts and Bequests

  • Trusts Group
  • Trusts and the Church
  • ​Trusteeship of Trusts 
  • Types of Gifts
  • Recording the Trust Terms
  • Investment of Trust Money
  • Tax Deductibility
  • Glossary

Forms and Resources

  • Forms
  • Resources
  • ​Process Flow Charts
  • Grants and Loans
  • Agreements

Contact Us

For further information please contact property Services:
Telephone: 03 9251 5949

Boards and Committees

(Board of Mission and Resourcing)​

BOMAR was established in 1996 by Synod Resolution (96.6.12) to review and resource mission and ministry opportunities through a more effective and equitable use of available funding.  The purpose of BOMAR is to:

  • Encourage the church at the grass roots to discern the will of God for ministry and mission in their own context, and to work towards its fulfillment;
  • Facilitate access to the broadest possible base of church resources;
  • Resource local mission and ministry;
  • Establish a priorities process that ensures the funding of the most widely supported projects;​​
  • Encourage cooperative, consultative processes that reduce the competitive and adversarial nature of our current culture;
  • Facilitate decisions by a collective group or representatives of the whole church.

The Board has oversight of the Synod's Mission Support Fund (MSF), from which it resources various mission programs and some functions of Synod Operations.  BOMAR receives funds for the MSF capital base from a share of the proceeds of the sale of property.

On an annual basis, BOMAR considers mission proposals for funding for a variety of projects.  BOMAR also develops and reviews policies regarding the use of property sale proceeds including the types of projects and programs for which the proceeds may be used.


PART (Property Applications Review Team)

PART is a sub-committee of both the Property Board and BOMAR, and it receives and processes applications for property and finance matters. The committee meets fortnightly and the membership is comprised of staff including the Property Officer, Synod Legal Officer, Real Estate consultant and representatives from the Property Services Unit and the Commission for Mission.

PART provides a "one stop shop" for congregations on property and finance matters, and has delegated authority from both Boards to make decisions within respective policies and authority limits.  PART reports to the monthly meetings of both Boards regarding the decisions made, and refers any applications outside policy or authority level. Property matters include applications to lease, build, purchase and sell. Finance matters include applications for a loan, grant (Disability Access Fund or Emergency), use of property sale proceeds, and establishment of an Interest Only Mission Fund (IOMF).

PART also receives the mission discernment applications "Form 1 Getting Started" and "Form 2 Discerning and Deciding". ​The committee provides feedback as necessary, and ensures that the discernment process has occurred and is documented particularly for building projects, access to property sale proceeds and establishment of an IOMF. ​