14 October 2020
CITY OF CAPE TOWN TO HOST SECOND MEETING ON THE FUTURE OF DISTRICT SIX
The City of Cape Town will be hosting another online meeting between 11:00am and 13:00pm on Thursday, the 22nd of October 2020 with residents and interested groups about the local spatial development framework or, local neighbourhood plan for District Six. This follows the well-attended introductory meeting in September.
The City is providing five available venues where residents can attend in person and who are required to RSVP before Tuesday, the 20th of October 2020 due to the preparation and implementation of Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
The venues will be the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard; Subcouncil 16 Council Chambers, 44 Wale Street, CBD; Heideveld Community Centre, 41 Jonkershoek Way; Bonteheuwel Civic Centre, Corner Kiaat Road and Bluegum Street and Rocklands Civic Centre, Corner of Lancaster and Park Avenue.
The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt says the City is embarking in all earnest with their engagements with residents, beneficiaries and interested parties to refine the work that was done in prior years.
“Officials will, at the meeting next week, explain the process going forward and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions, and share their views on the spatial vision they have for District Six. I want to encourage all to please participate in this very important process” she says.
The 2012 District Six Spatial Development Framework will form the basis of the upcoming workshops and the plan is available on the City’s website where it can be perused in advance.
“The redevelopment of District Six is one of the most important redress projects we will see in Cape Town in coming years. The National Government is responsible for the construction of the houses for beneficiaries and the restitution process. The City’s role is to refine and finalise the LSDF for this area and we will do so in collaboration with residents. The local neighbourhood plan is very important as this plan will determine the look and feel of District Six long after the houses for beneficiaries have been built. The LSDF will focus on the location and design of public open spaces, how the area connects with surrounding neighbourhoods, the land uses and future developments, the provision of public facilities and roads, and so forth” Alderman Nieuwoudt commented.
The online presentations will be screened at the five venues.
Attendees at the venues are advised that the wearing of face masks is compulsory; temperature screening will be done on arrival; attendees will be required to complete a contact form and use hand sanitiser; and social distancing will be observed in line with COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
RSVP: DistrictSix.LSDF@capetown.gov.za or Dilshard.Modak@capetown.gov.za, please indicate at which venue you will attend the meeting.
Link to online meeting: https://meet.capetown.gov.za/nigel.titus/9PRJ07HB
Further information: Information about the process, and documents and presentations related to the LSDF for District Six are available on the City’s website, click on this link: http://bit.ly/CCT-DistrictSix
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