The community of Blue Down’s received a R1.3 billion housing project that was handed over during a special ceremony on Friday.
The City of Cape Town’s mayco member for human settlements, councillor Malusi Booi, attended the handover of housing units of the Western Cape Government’s housing project comprising 4 820 housing opportunities.
The site is located north of Old Faure Road, and N2 and south of Forest Drive and on both sides of Bob’s Way in Blue Downs, and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2020.
To date, 1 200 units have been handed over.
“The delivery of large-scale, mixed formal housing opportunities to various low- to middle-income brackets as well as the enhanced focus on the upgrading of informal settlements and the provision of backyarder services on City-owned land is the way forward if we are to tackle rapid and continued urbanisation in Cape Town and South Africa.
“The success of the country’s efforts to provide accommodation to the more vulnerable residents is, however, dependent on very strong partnerships. It is therefore encouraging to see how the cooperation between the City, the provincial and national governments are making progress possible by working together,” said Booi.