Minister Carlisle Releases "Real-to-Life" 3D Chapman's Peak Drawings of Control Building | Western Cape Government


Minister Carlisle Releases "Real-to-Life" 3D Chapman's Peak Drawings of Control Building

22 February 2012

Robin Carlisle, the Minister of Transport and Public Works in the Western Cape, has released 3D drawings of the modest control building planned for the disused quarry on Chapman's Peak.

The building will be used to comprehensively manage Chapman's Peak, including:

  • Tolling.
  • Safeguarding the cash involved.
  • Removing alien vegetation within the road reserve.
  • Real-time safety monitoring of CCTV cameras installed at intervals on the pass.
  • Real-time security monitoring of CCTV at the control building.
  • Weather station monitoring, fed in from two weather stations on the pass, which can inform urgent road closures.
  • General maintenance and safety inspections of the catch nets, half tunnel, road, scenic lookouts and picnic facilities.

"We commissioned these real-to-life 3D modelling drawings of the planned Chapman's Peak tolling operation so that we could see for ourselves exactly what this building will look like," Minister Carlisle said.

"Contrary to previous artists' impressions, this one includes colour, perspective and the surrounding scenery."

"We are making these drawings public because they provide an opportunity for people to make up their own minds about what is being built, as opposed to the 'luxury concrete monstrosity' depicted in certain media," said Minister Carlisle.

"The building was designed to be functional and efficient and as unobtrusive as possible, while providing dignified and secure working conditions for staff."

"It will also replace the current unsafe and uncomfortable eyesore of containers lumped on top of each other," Minister Carlisle said.

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