The recently completed Woodstock skateboard park, which boasts four ramps, was officially opened yesterday, Monday 16 July 2018. As part of the festivities, Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, got onto a skateboard and joined local skateboarders to test the facility.
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority commenced with the construction of 340 Breaking New Ground units on 14 July 2018 at a site located on the corner of Edison Drive and Herschel Way in Belhar. The project is scheduled to take approximately 24 months to complete.
Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, visited the City of Cape Town’s Insect Mass Rearing Facility in Westlake today to meet the City’s biocontrol agents. More than 243 000 biocontrol insects, also known as agents, have been reared for release into the environment to destroy alien invasive plants across the city. This innovative project forms part of the City’s efforts to create jobs and manage invasive plants to ensure a more sustainable environment.
The City of Cape Town is extremely concerned about a new phenomenon where so-called ‘development forums’ are delaying infrastructure projects intended to uplift poor communities. These rogue groupings demand, extort, and threaten City contractors who are being paid with public money to build houses and roads.
Thanks to the vigilance, honesty and initiative of MyCiTi bus driver Siphelo Maqubela, a Sea Point resident was reunited with her purse which contained her diamond wedding ring among other belongings of sentimental value. In recognition of Mr Maqubela’s efforts, Councillor Brett Herron, Mayoral Committee Member for Transport and Urban Development, presented him with a certificate of appreciation.
The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority recently commenced with the resurfacing of a 300-metre stretch of the Fish Hoek Promenade between The Galley restaurant and the lighthouse in Fish Hoek.
Five new roads have been added to Cape Town’s road network since the City Council endorsed the Congestion Management Programme in December 2015. Another six important road links are being constructed, and 16 are in the planning phase to address traffic congestion in the city.
"The hefty sentence imposed on a convicted cable thief yesterday in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court is a victory for our rail commuters who often experience delays due to vandalism and theft of Metrorail assets. It is the first time that we have seen the Criminal Matters Amendment Act applied with success in the Western Cape, and I want to commend Metrorail, the South African Police Service, the prosecutors, and all other partners for their hard work."
The City’s Transport and Urban Development Authority will, over the next three financial years, spend the bulk of its capital budget on the provision of new housing opportunities, on new roads to relieve traffic congestion, and on infrastructure for the roll-out of the MyCiTi service to Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha.
The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority and Codeta, with the participation of the National Department of Transport, had a fruitful meeting last night, 5 June 2018.