This week, the Gauteng Planning Commission hosted a Gauteng 2055 exhibition at Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown, Soweto. Members of the Westonaria Borwa project team had the opportunity to spend a day at the exhibition with members of the West Rand District Municipality, which culminated in the launch of the Gauteng 2055 vision. The West Rand District Municipality’s display was alongside other exhibitors which included the City of Joburg that showcased the Lufhereng project, Basil Read with Savannah City, The Innovation Hub, Gauteng Treasury, Sanral, Department of Agriculture, the Johannesburg Development Agency, the Gauteng City Region Observatory, the City of Tshwane with the Automotive Hub and the City of Ekurhuleni amongst others. The West Rand District Municipality exhibited some of their flagship projects. The Westonaria Borwa project was prominently displayed with Posters and Layouts and a fly-through video of the 3D model of the development was played on a loop on one of the TV screens and Delta BEC presented the planned logistics airport for the West Rand, which is in the feasibility stage. The exhibition was well organised and set up in a marquee tent on the historic Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto. It was open to the public and well attended with many people visiting the stall and showing interest in the Project. Later in the day all the VIP’s started to arrive with an entourage of media. A number of high ranking officials including Ministers, MEC’s etc. visited the Exhibition. The highlight of the day was when Premier Nomvula Mokonyane came past the stall and even commented on what a good project the Westonaria Borwa Project is. After she visited the exhibition, she launched the Gauteng 2055 vision which serves as the province’s blueprint to 2055 along with a 20-year review of Gauteng under democratic government leadership.
The exhibition was a huge success and it was great to have the Westonaria Borwa Integrated Development show cased among several other similar high profile, large scale housing projects and other exciting initiatives.
The Gauteng Planning Commission (GPC) is responsible for long-term integrated city-region planning and performance monitoring and evaluation for the Province. All infrastructure and development planning is coordinated centrally by the GPC on behalf on the Premier of the Province. See http://gauteng2055.co.za/ for more information.
The Gauteng Planning Commission is hosting a Gauteng 2055 exhibition from the 25th to the 27th March 2014. The exhibition is held at Walter Sisulu Square, Kliptown, Soweto between 09h00 and 14h00.
The Westonaria Borwa Integrated Development is one of the flagship projects that will be showcased at the exhibition by the West Rand District Municipality. The exhibition is open to the public and all is welcome.
Be sure not to miss this exciting event!
On the 9th of March 2014, the General Plan for the second phase of the Westonaria Borwa Integrated Development has been approved by the Surveyor General.
The second phase will be known as Westonaria Borwa Extension 1 and will deliver a further 1400 residential units (bonded, subsidised and rental apartments). This phase also include approved zonings for land uses such as schools, a cemetery, an intermodal transport facility, parks, and business stands, to further enhance and compliment the integration and sustainable development principles already established in the first phase of this exciting development.
This approval is an important milestone in the township establishment process and is another step closer to getting this phase of the development proclaimed.
Watch this space for further updates and more latest news!
Visit the Gallery page of this website for new photos taken of the subsidised housing units.
We are proud to announce that the first phase of the Westonaria Borwa Integrated Development has been proclaimed. The proclamation notice was placed by the Westonaria Local Municipality as a special notice in the Gauteng Provincial Gazette. The proclamation notice was placed on 18 December 2013. See the downloads page of this website for a copy of the proclamation notice.
The construction of 189 units launched under the CCC has commenced!
A construction and materials manager has been appointed by Crimson King Developments to facilitate the construction of the houses under this initiative that will have to following benefits:
- Max SMME development
- Labour intensive methods
- 100% Local labour target
- Formal training programme
Site establishment has commenced and the community building contractors have been procured in coordination with the project principal CLO, Sisa Makaula.
The photos shown below were taken last week on site. Approximately 90 platforms have already been prepared thus far, and soon the construction of the concrete raft foundations will commence.
Visit this website regularly for updates and progress on this exciting initiative.
The latest aerial photographs that were taken over the site have been uploaded onto the Gallery Page of the website.
Most of the 1000 subsidised units in phase 1 are nearing completion with construction of the last couple of double storey units being finalised.
Construction of the next phase of subsidised units have also commenced and the installation of infrastructure for phase 2 is also progressing well.
Visit this site regularly for more updates on how the construction is progressing.
See the latest site photos uploaded on to the Gallery page of this website. The photos were taken during the last week and shows some of the completed units and the significant progress that is being made on site.
A total of a 1000 raft foundations have been constructed and certified by the structural engineers for the first phase subsidised units in the Westonaria Borwa Integrated Housing Development.
Another set of aerial photographs was recently taken over the site, showing the significant progress made from when the previous photos were taken.
By mid-March 2013 (when the previous set of aerial photos were taken), approximately 850 raft foundations were signed off and 675 units were completed up to wall plate level, with 385 units’ roofs complete.
At the beginning of May 2013, all of the initial 1000 raft foundations for the first phase subsidised units were completed and the number of units constructed to wall plate level increased to 793 and the number of roofs almost doubled to 687.
Construction of the double storey subsidised units have also commenced and soon the slabs for the first storeys and staircases will be erected.
Below are the latest aerial photos uploaded on the Gallery page of this website for a bird’s eye view of how this development is progressing.
No! It’s a quadcopter!
On Wednesday 13 March 2013, people in the vicinity of the site might have seen a strange looking flying object in the sky. This was in fact a quadcopter (remote controlled helicopter with 4 rotors) operated by Jamie of Altitude Air Photography. This highly specialised aircraft is equipped with a high quality 16 Megapixel, Nikon DSLR camera and was commissioned by Crimson King Developments to take aerial photographs of the site.
The beauty of using remote controlled aircraft for aerial photography is that they are able to fly at much lower levels than helicopters and aeroplanes, to really capture the details on the ground. It’s much cheaper to get a remote controlled aircraft to any location, and you don’t need permission to land anywhere and don’t need airstrips or landing areas.
The site was photographed from various points and altitudes and the photos should provide a good perspective of the site and the construction progress. The aerial photos will be published on this site as soon as they are available, so keep an eye out for them!
See the photos below with Jamie and his weird looking aircraft in action: