Public Participation process for fencing project within the Welgemoed CID area

The WCID Business plan made provision for various fences on the boundaries of the WCID area to allow for a managed pedestrian traffic plan. The intention of the fence project is not to have an enclosed area, but to allow the current pedestrian traffic through the WCID areas via gates which in turn will be managed by the public safety officers with locked times during night-time hours from 21h00 to 05h00 during winter and 22h00 and 5h00 in summer. Once the fences are erected, remote surveillance will be installed to view the gates via the WCID control room.

The fences will be the storm panel fences as seen in the northern suburbs and also on Saffraan Street and Gazania cul de sac in Welgemoed. The fence project has been split into three phases of which the first two phases will be implemented concurrently within the next year.

  1. Fences on road verges under the control of the Roads & Storm Water department
  2. Fences on the road verges under the control of the Parks and Gardens department
  3. Fences along the planned Jip de Jager dual carriage way

The application and approval process has progressed for phase 1 and 2 with the public participation process kicking off.

For this process, the relevant images of the areas to be fenced with gates indicated and surveillance infrastructure will be shared on social media, on our WCID website and all surrounding properties will receive a notice delivered to the address directly. The process will allow for a 14-day notice period in which questions / objections can be raised for consideration before final approval is granted by the relevant municipal department.

Please consider your properties location to the proposed fences and should you have any questions to the proposed fences and gates planned, please forward them to info@welgemoedCID.co.za at your earliest convenience.

The public participation process allows for 2 weeks of feedback from property owners before the proposals are finalised for submission to the relevant municipal department. The deadline for questions / objections is Thursday, 23 September 2021.

Phase 1: ESSENTIAL DETAIL OF THE FENCES NEXT TO PUBLIC ROADS – WCID BUSINESS PLAN
In the figures below the blue lines indicate the positions of the fences we wish to install. The yellow lines depict the boundary of the WCID defined area. The numbers shown for the gates and the overview cameras are subject to change and no significance is to be assigned to the numbering. The fence type will be the same as the fence type the City installed around Uys Krige Park in Loevenstein.

Figure 1: Portion 1 – fence next to Saffraan Street up to Goewerneur Street: between Saffraan and JIP de Jager. The approximately length of the fence is 202m.

Figure 2: Portions 3 – Fence next to Kommandeur Street (west) and JIP de Jager. The approximate length of the fence is 355m. Portion 4 – Fence next to Kommdandeur Street (east) and JIP de Jager. The approximate length of the fence is 441m.

Phase 2: ESSENTIAL DETAIL OF THE FENCES NEXT TO PUBLIC OPEN SPACES – WCID BUSINESS PLAN

In the figures below the blue lines indicate the positions of the fences we wish to install. The yellow lines depict the boundary of the WCID defined area. The numbers shown for the gates and the overview cameras are subject to change and no significance is to be assigned to the numbering. The fence type will be the same as the fence type the City installed around Uys Krige Park in Loevenstein.

Figure 4: Portion 1 – fence next to Poussion Street and the public open space. Public open space is between Poussion Street and Eksteen Street in Loevenstein. The approximately length of the fence is 123m.

Figure 5: Portion 2 and 2a – Fence next to Lincoln Avenue and public open space between Lincoln and Van der Merwe Crescent. Fence next to Van der Merwe Crescent. The approximately length of the fence is 111m and 20m respectively. Requests have been received from residents to consider using the open space as a dog play park similar to the one recently established next to Kenridge Centre. Fence next to public open space and JIP de Jager. The public open space is the area in Blomvlei next to Patriot Street. The approximate length of the three sections of fence is collectively 72m.

Comments

  • Louis Kriel
    09/09/2021 at 19:27

    Gate 3 in Saffraan street must be removed.
    There is a short enough distance granting access to Saffraan Street via Eksteen and Bonsma.
    A very small price to pay to ensure beter security for the whole of Welgemoed.

  • Estelle
    16/09/2021 at 07:25

    100% agree.

  • Arndt Mittendorf
    16/09/2021 at 07:57

    I support the fencing initiative

  • Magdalena Pieters
    16/09/2021 at 08:19

    Agree with all the fences.

  • Hugo Coetzee
    16/09/2021 at 10:30

    I fully support the proposed fencing project. Keep up the good work to ensure the safety of all Welgemoed’s residents.

  • Gasant Gamiet
    16/09/2021 at 11:33

    We are very grateful for the fencing project. I am in full support of this initiative.

    Thank you kindly

  • McAslan Family
    16/09/2021 at 20:27

    We fully support the fencing initiative. Thank you wcid for working to keep our neighbourhood safe and clean a place thar makes us proud to live.

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