Flats near to done

2015-08-18 06:00

The first three multi-storey blocks of 71 units in Hangberg are nearing completion at a cost of about R31m.

Construction of the new community residential units started in February last year.

Benedicta van Minnen, mayoral committee member for human settlements, says the two- and one-bedroom rental flats, which include sea-fronting sections, are close to employment opportunities, key transport routes, social amenities and schools within the existing surrounding area.

“The project will provide a safe and clean living space for the families of Hangberg and will be the first new subsidised rental stock that has been built in the area for decades. The development includes grassed and play areas,” she says.

Van Minnen says without the support of the community they would not have been able to make progress. “The project has experienced delays due to the challenges posed by vandalism and theft, but I am really proud of what we have achieved.”

Van Minnen says Hangberg remains a top priority for the City and it will increase service delivery and opportunities in this area. “We all have to work together to ensure a better life for our residents in Hangberg,” she says.

Van Minnen further says the City implores community members to come forward with information on anti-social behaviour and illicit activities so that the police can investigate.

“The City will do all that it can, within its limited mandate, to assist with the safety and security of our residents in Hout Bay.”

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