No spray park

2015-05-05 06:00

Due to a funding withdrawal, plans for the Seawinds spray park will no longer go ahead.

This was recently announced at the South Peninsula subcouncil.

People’s Post previously reported on the proposed plans for the spray park which was set to be erected on the Seawinds Sports Field (“Smart park for hot days”, 24 February).

Speaking during the monthly subcouncil meeting, ward councillor Shaun August voiced his concerns. He explained as the item had been listed on the budget, residents were already informed of the project.

“The project was put on paper. We viewed this as a confirmation. Now we will have to go back to them and say it has been put on hold.”

Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Special Projects Belinda Walker confirms the budget has been “disapproved”.

“The Urban Settlement Development Grant (USDG) funding allocation has been reduced and therefore funding is no longer available, which has resulted in the project being disapproved,” Walker explains.

She, however, explains the project has been put on hold until funding becomes available again.

“The project, along with a number of other projects, has been identified as a priority and will remain so until the required funding is available. At this point, it is not clear when the funds will be made available,” she says.

The project for the Seawinds spray park was budgeted at around R3m.

“Projects that have been funded will go ahead and, once additional funds are available, we will reapply for funding for this project,” Walker concludes. V

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