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HAVE YOUR SAY! ZANDSPRUIT URBAN DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK

The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), in collaboration with the City of Johannesburg, is requesting public comment on the draft report for the new Urban Development Framework (UDF) for the Zandspruit area in Region C.

The Zandspruit UDF constitutes a comprehensive review of the 2008 UDF, aiming to establish a holistic vision and plan for sustainable human settlements. Once approved by the Council, this framework will be adopted as a policy by the City of Johannesburg to achieve a holistic vision and plan for sustainable human settlements.

Aligned with the Spatial Development Framework 2040, the City of Johannesburg emphasises a transformation agenda to address historical inequalities while fostering future growth to craft a spatially inclusive world-class African city.

Identified as an area with significant potential for suburban development and improved connectivity at local and regional scales, the Zandspruit informal settlement is a focal point in the SDF’s spatial vision.

Several nodes within and surrounding the study area, including the Northgate Regional Node, Laser Park Industrial Node, and the adjacent Kya Sands Industrial Node, offer ample opportunities for the study area advancement in line with the SDF’s objectives.

The objective is to formulate a new Urban Development Framework for the Greater Zandspruit Area that seamlessly integrates with existing development plans and policies while aligning with current and planned infrastructure projects.

“We believe the development of the Zandspruit Urban Development Framework represents a crucial step towards realising our vision of a more equitable and sustainable urban landscape in Johannesburg,” JDA Executive Manager: Development Planning and Facilitation, Mr Oupa Nkoane said.

“Through collaboration with residents and stakeholders, we aim to create a framework that not only addresses the needs of the present but also paves the way for a vibrant and inclusive future for all inhabitants of Zandspruit,” he noted.

Through collaboration with residents and stakeholders, we aim to create a framework that not only addresses the needs of the present but also paves the way for a vibrant and inclusive future for all inhabitants of Zandspruit, Nkoane noted.

Members of the public are encouraged to review the draft report, which will be available for inspection at the following locations:

  • Roodepoort Civic Centre, 100 Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort.
  • Ward 97: SAPS Honeydew Police Station, Plot 3 Juice Street, Honeydew, Johannesburg.
  • Ward 114: Zandspruit Clinic & Emothonjeni Community Centre, 69 Eureka Street, Zandspruit 191-IQ, Roodepoort.
  • Ward 134: Boskruin Library, Kelly Avenue, Boskruin, Johannesburg.

An electronic copy of the document is also accessible on the City of Johannesburg as well as the Johannesburg Development Agency’s website. Written comments or inputs on the Draft Zandspruit UDF can be submitted via email, no later than Monday, 25 March 2024, to:

Mbalenhle Chemane: Mbalenhlec@joburg.org.za

Lydon Pillay: Lydonp@joburg.org.za

Members of the public are requested to ensure to use the reference “Comments on the Zandspruit UDF” in the subject line of your email.

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