Wednesday, December 08, 2021

City seeking cooperation from Asanda Village residents for recreational development

Residents of Asanda Village, in Strand, are being urged to cooperate and assist the City of Cape Town in developing an R18 million recreational development and wetland rehabilitation project in the area.

Goat farmers currently occupy the portion of land that the City is planning to use for the  Asanda Village Wetland Park, where about 200 goats and a kraal are on site.

The City’s deputy mayor and mayoral committee member for spatial planning and development, Alderman Eddie Andrews, said that he would be visiting the farmers on Friday to find a way to proceed with the project.

The construction tender was awarded in May 2021, however, the signing of the contract has been delayed due to the farming and kraal on site.

The facilities that the project will include are:

  • a multi-use recreation and play space;
  • a safe pedestrian, cycle and universal access across and within the site;
  • a safe recreational and educational spaces for school children;
  • a storm water management system capable of handling the storm water requirements of the upstream catchment, the site itself and downstream of the site;
  • rehabilitated wetland area, which will provide a habitat to important species of birds, frogs and plants.

With the cooperation of Asanda Village residents, The City of Cape Town hope to construct the Asanda Village Wetland Park. Courtesy: The Environmental Partnership

“We want to revitalise this wetland park, it should function as a community space and an important wetland space. The Asanda community deserves a new recreational space that is safe, clean and easily accessible where they can enjoy the outdoors within their own area,” said Andrews.

 

Done By: Caitlin Maledo

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