Tertuis Simmers, the Western Cape Human Settlements Minister, presided over three Integrated Human Settlement Projects last week, These are part of the province’s Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP). The three developments are the Blompark housing development, the Railton development, and the Melkhoutfontein project.
Blompark, a housing development in Gansbaai, will deliver 539 top-quality buildings for a little more than R78 million. This project is expected to be completed by the end of March 2023.
The Railton development in the Swellendam municipality, which will create 965 serviced plots, will cost little more than R76 million. It is expected to be completed by the end of February 2023.
The final project in the Western Cape Three Integrated Human Settlement Projects is Melkhoutfontein in the Hessequa municipal district, has a budget of R44.6 million and 590 serviced plots. It, too, is set to be completed in February 2023.
According to Simmers, the Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) and the sod turnings were obvious proof that the Western Cape government was progressing in its vision to improve the human settlement. He also stated that the province’s local government partners were working hard to create safer and better living conditions for the province’s worthy and eligible housing beneficiaries.
These three sod turnings are thought to be historic endeavours that will not only improve the living conditions of these towns’ people but will also have a significant influence on the surrounding surroundings. Infrastructure development will significantly improve living conditions while also improving the local economy.
Simmers went on to add that while they had begun the process, they needed to reach out to the communities as well. This is done to keep the sites safe from invasion. In addition, they want to work with the various project steering committees (PSCs) and local governments to identify and finalise recipient lists. This is done so that when the actual apartments are built and distributed to the right residents.