Ekurhuleni to Put More Residents in Decent Homes
Plans are underway to reduce the housing backlog in the City of Ekurhuleni. The Leeuwpoort massive project is One of five mega projects in the City, it has set a new standard for sustainable human settlements, and will provide a minimal yield of 22 000 housing opportunities.
The Leeuwpoort project sees the integration of three residential development areas – two in the north (Parkdene Extension 7 and Reiger Park Extension 19), and one in the southern part near Sunward Park. It aims to create well-designed, sustainable, integrated and secure neighbourhoods. This will enhance the value of property ownership for residents upgrading and integrating the urban environment and quality of life around Reiger Park, as well as stimulate integration between Sunward Park and Windmill Park.
Boksburg links the City’s towns of Germiston and Alberton in the west with Brakpan and Springs in the east. The housing development is situated to the south of the Boksburg CBD on both sides of the N17 highway.
Different types of housing make up this development, made up of full subsidy houses (6 9670), social housing (5 752), finance linked individual subsidy programme (FLISP 3 099), bonded and commercial type (3 635) properties.
The Leeuwpoort massive project consists of three integrated residential development areas – in the North (Parkdene Ext 7 and Reiger Park Ext 19) and the South, close to Sunward Park.
The construction has created over 250 job opportunities in the 2019/2020 financial year, and this is expected to increase as the project continues through to 2024.
The new development will benefit informal settlement dwellers from Joe Slovo, Boksburg ,Ulana Park, Hlahane, Driefontein, Crossroads (Roodekop Ext 3), Vosloorus, Kalamazoo and Katlehong.
At a cost of around R2 billion, this project has been implemented in phases and construction will take approximately seven years with final completion around 2024.
This is part of City’s promise to deliver 100 000 houses.