The Basic Assessment for the Lady Slipper Country Estate has been completed and has been released for public comment, ahead of being submitted to the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. The proposed site for the project is to the west of the intersection between the R102... Read more
Directorates renting accommodation in Kwantu Towers have been told to vacate the premises by April 5. The municipality rents six floors occupied by the Economic Development and Recreational Services Directorate and Communications. The Mandela Bay Development Agency on the 7th Floor has already stated its intention of moving and... Read more
Acting Municipal Manager Themba Hani has issued notices to a number of companies that had lease arrangements for resorts in Nelson Mandela Bay instructing them to vacate the properties. This follows a resolution taken by Council on December 8 in the wake of the release of the findings of... Read more
The Human Settlements Plan for Nelson Mandela Bay has proposed identifying derelict land and buildings in the inner city areas of Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch that are “suitable for recycling” for social housing. The Plan was drawn up by Metro-plan as part of the process for achieving Accreditation... Read more
Mayor Zanoxolo Wayile has recommended that when it meets today, Council should reject a proposal for the lease of an area at Maitlands that consists mostly of Coastal Ecosystems such as sand dunes, mangroves and wetlands. A report from Economic Development and Recreational Services says that Maitlands should be... Read more
A Human Settlements Plan for Nelson Mandela Bay completed in November last year, wants to bring poor people closer to the city centre and other major nodes saying this will mean “the acquisition of well-located private and state land on which to deliver mass housing projects”. The report was... Read more
The demand for housing in Nelson Mandela Bay is expected to have increased to approximately 120 000 by the year 2020 and to have reached 140 000 ten years later. The Human Settlements Plan for Nelson Mandela Bay says in 2009 the municipality estimated the back-log to be approximately... Read more
The so-called GAP/Affordable segment of the housing market in Nelson Mandela Bay for people earning between R3 500 and R15 000 a month and require properties ranging in price from R80 000 to R306 000 was “still not being addressed”. The Human Settlements Plan drafted by Metroplan for the... Read more
All contracts for the Nooitgedagt Low-Level Scheme have been, or are in the process of being implemented, Water and Sanitation Director Barry Martin states in a report to the Infrastructure, Engineering, Electricity and energy Committee. However, he stresses that additional funding to the tune of about R350 million is... Read more
A Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of Telkom Park for retail, offices and tourism, leisure and entertainment purposes will be released before the end of this year. The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) states in its report to the Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture Committee that met this... Read more