The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) is starting roadshows in Orange Farm in the Joburg south to reach the community members. As part of the 2021/22 City of Johannesburg budget, Orange Farm and surrounding areas have been allocated R625 million for multi-disciplinary turnkey projects.
This will go towards upgrading parks and public spaces, increasing street lighting, widening of roads and includes the construction of the aesthetically pleasing Orange Farm public transport facility, which will address the City’s need for transportation facilities.
These projects are being implemented in a cost-effective manner using labour-based methods in line with the expanded Public Works Programme. A total of R140 million was allocated for the conversion of open water drains, R215 million towards tarring gravel roads, R49 million for the construction of the Orange Farm public transport facility and R536 million for water demand management.
On Thursday, 10 February, the community of Orange Farm will gather outside Eyethu Mall, where the JDA implemented a complete street upgrade, heritage walk and a Lakeside public space. The community update meeting will allow residents to give their input about the urban development framework in the area.
Eyethu Mall is facilitated and managed by Capital Land, a property and asset company. Tenants include key players Shoprite, Boxer and Pick n Pay and more with food court, office space and retail outlets. Over 1 000 jobs were created when this mall opened in 2014.
The second stop will be the Chris Hani Sports Complex. This platform will allow residents to give their inputs on service delivery and various developments in their communities. The complex has hosted several sports events and creating opportunities for sports fanatics.
On Friday, 11 February, the meeting will begin at 10am at Orange Farm Multipurpose Centre, currently being undertaken by the JDA and later at the Drieziek Taxi rank, an all-weather, transport facility which features 37 holding bays, 42 loading bays, 10 wash bays, private car parking, 22 trader stalls.
The Drieziek taxi rank has reached practical completion, was implemented by the JDA on behalf of the City of Johannesburg Transport Department.
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