There was lively debate at the Princess Vlei Forum General meeting, convened to discuss the City’s draft Conceptual Development Framework for the Greater Princess Vlei Conservation Area.
Approximately 40 people from a number of different organisations and interest groups attended the meeting, held at LOFOB in Grassy Park on 27 August.
The meeting was part of a public participation process to get feedback from the community on the City’s plan. It followed an Open Day, held by the City at Retreat Civic Centre on August 20, to present the plan to members of the public.
The meeting introduced by PVF committee member Gary Stewart. This was followed by a presentation tracing the development of the vision for Princess Vlei, from the Dressing the Princess Project led by Kelvin Cochrane and SANBI, through the Imagine Princess Vlei campaign to the present day. The vision that was developed by the community through various processes, was captured by the Princess Vlei Forum in a document entitled Imagine Princess Vlei: The Community Vision. This was presented to Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson on 22 March 2014, and was a key document in guiding the City’s Draft framework.
Malcolm Campbell from the PVF management committee presented the City plan. This was followed by group discussions, during which the plan was discussed in depth. During group discussion, the following points were raised:
After the group discussion, Ward Councillor Kevin Southgate explained that some money was available on the 2015/16 Ward budget for improvements at Princess Vlei. Various proposals were put forward. The one that received most support was for a children’s playpark. This proposal will go forward to the Ward Council.
Download the full report on the meeting
Download the City's Draft Conceptual Development Framework
The public can send comments on the Framework directly to Bradley Burger: email Bradley.Burger@capetown.gov.za
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