Municipal flats to get facelift

2019-05-07 06:00
The blocks of flats that will be repainted in Lotus River. PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

The blocks of flats that will be repainted in Lotus River. PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Five blocks of flats on the corner of Buck Road and Fourth Avenue in Lotus River will get a new look.

According to the ward 65 councillor, Patricia van der Ross, the City of Cape Town has allocated a budget of up to R55 000 for the project.

Though there is no specific date for the commencement, but the work is excepted to start this month (May).

These flats are owned by the City and rented out to hundreds of ratepayers.

Van der Ross said the flats have been standing there for 40 years and were last painted more than four years ago.

She said her office together with the City understand the importance of giving sufficient service delivery to ratepayers and are aware of the circumstances surrounding the community.

She said in an area with a block of flats there is always confusion and difficulties finding the correct address without an obvious landmark.

She has said that they will be using unique, colourful paint for each block.

“It is not just about painting for the sake of neatness, but we want to make sure it is easy to identify them in cases of emergencies, assuring safety and sufficient service delivery for everyone.”

Van der Ross said this is among many plans the City has for the area.

She urged the tenants to bear with the officials for the duration of the work and to continue their positive relationship with her office.

NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.