The City of Cape Town is asking residents to register as interested and affected parties to comment on the pre-application environmental process for its proposal to turn the Strandfontein coastal node into a mixed-use development with recreational, residential, and commercial opportunities.
Located on the False Bay coastline along Baden Powell Drive (R310), the Strandfontein resort area is located north of the tidal pool and pavilion, and east of Fisherman’s Lane, approximately 19.5 hectares in extent with some existing buildings on the eastern side of the site.
The draft development framework, which was published in November 2022, proposes to transform the area into an integrated Strandfontein coastal urban node to include residential and retail opportunities (including possible conferencing and hotel facilities), recreational facilities (a picnic area, walkways, and terraces with a public space to accommodate markets) while retaining the natural wetland areas and rehabilitating the natural environment.
“The City has appointed an independent environmental consultant to undertake the environmental impact assessment (EIA) related to the proposed development. The National Environmental Management Act requires an EIA for this coastal site given that the proposed development falls within 100m of the high-water mark,” comments Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews.
To participate and comment, register as an interested and affected party by sending an email to email@example.com or a WhatsApp message to 0027 60 524 7676.
The background information document on the proposed Strandfontein Coastal Urban Node development can be read here.
The City will be hosting an open day on the proposed project on Wednesday, the 22nd of November 2023 between 15:00pm and 20:00pm at the Strandfontein Community Hall.