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Hanover Park hub gets upgrade

by Unity Klazen
01 Mar 2007
Peoples Post
Peoples Post

The hub of Hanover Park is in for another upgrade as the City of Cape Town plans to build a multi-purpose sports facility, which will also extend the existing play park area.


The proposed sports facility is part of a three-phase plan by the city. The first two phases included the concrete platform for events and the play park, which was completed last year.

According to Denzil Faure, an associate of Concept 2 Completion (C2C) Consulting Engineers, the multi-purpose sports facility will provide additional recreational opportunities for children who enjoy playing ball games.

provide additional recreational opportunities for children who enjoy playing ball games.

The tender for the construction is currently being advertised. An estimated cost of the facility cannot be released at this stage as this might influence the process, Faure says.

Faure also says that although his firm will not participate in the physical construction of the facility, it will be monitoring whoever wins the contract to ensure that all goes according to plan.

Managing the project for the City of Cape Town is Liezel Du Preez, who explains that the tender process is fairly complicated.

"Initially tenderers are invited to apply and an evaluation and assessment takes place, from which the candidates are then chosen," she says.

"This piece of open land was previously used by the community for illegal dumping and the refuse and waste would just gather. I am glad that it will be put to good use for the children," says Lategan.

Faure told People's Post there are also plans to build a high brick wall opposite the terminus in Civic Road and the community will be invited to do a mural for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

The city aims to start the Hanover Park projects in May and hopes to complete them by the end of June.

Local ward councillor Kenneth Lategan says he is excited about the developments.

"This piece of open land was previously used by the community for illegal dumping and the refuse and waste would just gather. I am glad that it will be put to good use for the children," says Lategan.

Trevor Pedro, spokesperson for the Hanover Park Development Forum, says positive upgrades are always welcome although older concerns from the community also need to be addressed.

"A meeting about the facility was held a couple of years back and it was in fact requested by the community. Concerns about the informal traders were also raised and we are hoping they will be considered," says Pedro.

He adds that it's all fine and well for children to have another recreational medium but says skills development and safety of the children are of equal importance.

"I hope that the adults in the community will keep an eye out for the smaller children at the facility as there are always problems with older children trying to overpower them," says Pedro.

He also adds that he hopes that once the facility is up and running, it is kept in pristine condition and not vandalised.

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