City and Cape Town Partnership to Collaborate on Revitalisation of Grand Parade

17 January 2006
The City of Cape Town has initiated a three-year project to revitalise the Grand Parade. The project will involve a thorough review of the current run-down state of Cape Town's largest and oldest public space. The City has also made a commitment to funding improvements over the next two financial years.

Executive Mayor Alderman Nomaindia Mfeketo, who is also the patron for the project, says: "The Grand Parade currently experiences many social, cleansing, security and other problems. The planning and development process aims to address these. The Parade needs to assume its rightful role as a lively and exciting place for all citizens to enjoy. It needs to be revitalised and be 'grand'.
She said that the City Council had already voted to invest in revitalising the Parade over the next two financial years.
"The public will be centrally involved in the planning process. This process will bring together the ideas of the public, key stakeholder groups, the City, the Cape Town Partnership as well as the input of professional planners and engineers," she added.

Key groups who will be involved include the various trader organisations on the Parade, public transport operators, as well as local businesses, developers and heritage organisations.
Stakeholders will be involved in planning workshops and meetings, as well as in providing comment on key planning documents. A web page will carry updates on the project.

Concludes Andrew Boraine, Chief Executive of the Cape Town Partnership, "We are pleased to be working with the City on this exciting regeneration project. Over the last couple of years, the face of the Central City has changed to become a place where people live, work and play. A revitalised Grand Parade will have an important role to play in enhancing the appeal of Cape Town as a meeting place for people from all walks of life."

Individuals and organisations wanting to get involved should contact Sekena Masoet at Common Ground on telephone 021 701 3360 or

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City of Cape Town
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