There was lively discussion at the Princess Vlei Forum General meeting held on July 14. The meeting was called to update members on developments in the project to realise the community vision for Princess Vlei, and to provide guidance on the way forward.
After a welcome by Philip Bam, Gary Stewart gave a recap on the progress we have made with the City since the mall was scrapped in 2014. This includes:
Malcolm Campbell presented the City's finalised Conceptual Development Framework, which was based on the community vision presented to the City in March 2014, and provides a platform for the realisation of this vision. You can read more about this here.
A number of questions were raised, highlighting the complexity of working with the City, and the need to maintain a vigorous presence to ensure that concerns about Princess Vlei receive attention from City officials and local Councillors.
The meeting then divided into groups to discuss interest areas in taking the work forward at Princess Vlei. The Focus groups were: Environmental health and conservation, the market, heritage and recreational. A number of exciting suggestions were raised in these discussions. Download the minutes of the meeting for more
In response to the discussion at the meeting, the management committee has proposed creating additional subcommittees/ focus groups to develop the work going forward, in addition to our existing Schools and Technical and Planning committee. These are as follows:
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