On Sunday 30 November 2014, Gauteng Premier David Makhura launched the handover programme of subsidised houses in the first phase of Westonaria Borwa. The first 1200 fully subsidised BNG houses, previously referred to as “RDP” units, have been completed and the allocation process formally kicked off with the launch on Sunday.
All were in high spirits and celebration marked the tone of the event. Along with the Premier, members of the community, Gauteng Department of Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo, West Rand District Executive Mayor Mpho Nawa, Westonaria Local Municipality Executive Mayor Nonkoliso Tundzi, Westonaria Municipal Manager Thabo Ndlovu, as well as other high ranking officials attended the event.
The Westonaria Borwa Development fully incorporates modern holistic and integrated Human Settlement principles. Achievement of high development standards could be seen in the fully tarred roads with street lighting, underground electricity, water and sewer connections to every house.
The houses are a testimony of what standards could be achieved including higher standards and durable finishes through effective Government and private sector partnership.
The developer, Crimson King, is now focussed with Government on delivering the next phase of the project, including a further 828 fully subsidised houses, and also the bonded housing, social housing and schools and other facilities in Phase 1.
Once completed, the current approved scope of the development will deliver housing and facilities for over 6500 families and will include a new regional mall, medical centre and industrial park. The developer, Gauteng Department of Human Settlements and Westonaria Local Municipality are exploring development expansion options to enhance further housing delivery and bolster economic development of the area around the intersection of the N14 and N12 routes.
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