Sheppie Beach promenade done by 2011

2010-10-20 00:00

THE retaining wall to be built on the promenade of the Port Shepstone beachfront is likely to be completed by the end of next year, says Hibiscus Coast Municipality’s (HCM) director of Human Settlement and Infrastructure, Simphiwe Nikelo.

The wall, which will extend over 400 metres, has been given the go- ahead by the Department of Environmental Affairs and is in the planning stage before it is sub-contracted for building.

In another recent development, it has been confirmed that the wall will be built of concrete.

It was not clear at first whether the retaining wall would be built out of sandbags or concrete.

The decision to build the wall out of concrete is based on cost efficiency.

It has also emerged that the wall will be built about five metres closer to the road.

The abandoned Seychelles building situated on the beachfront is also to be rehabilited as part of the Port Shepstone beachfront facelift.

The once popular restaurant has declined to a sorry state.

“We will provide updates on the development of the Seychelles as we move along with the building process,” said Simon Soboyisa, senior manager of Mayoralty and Communications at the HCM.


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