CID wheelie bins

Our Wynberg team have been busy as always and we have an update from our managers to share regarding our new law enforcement officers in the area and other positive developments.

As we head into the colder months, we’re preparing you with some winter readiness tips to keep both yourself and your property safe. Additionally, we share some tips on keeping your wheelie bin safe so that you know it’ll always find its way back home.

Lastly, the proposal for the expansion of the Wynberg Improvement District is underway. Read more below.

On-the-ground Report from our CID Managers

Meet the Wynberg improvement district managers

Recently, we have seen the introduction of 16 Law Enforcement Officers being deployed into the Wynberg CBD.

These officers will be patrolling the CBD and policing a range of City By-Law infractions.

We thank the Mayor, Ald. Geordin Hill-Lewis, and Ald. JP Smith for their efforts in getting this deployment into Wynberg and trust that residents will give them a warm welcome.

We have seen the following results thus far:

Two arrests:

  1. Undocumented Person (Contravention of Immigrants Act)
  2. Possession of suspected stolen goods

5 different aspects were tackled under the following groupings:

  1. The Traffic Department running a Vehicle Control Point (VCP) on both Brody Road and Main Road.
  2. Foot patrols through the area in two groups.
  3. Inspecting the current tented camps in the Wynberg area, led by Inspector Ras.
  4. Roving patrols, led by Inspector Siyo, where Metro Police and Law Enforcement stopped and searched people.
  5. Foot Patrol with Alderman JP Smith, to introduce him to the problems encountered in the Wynberg Improvement District area, including the difficulties faced with the subways and drug-related issues.
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It’s been full steam ahead launching into 2024. As we look forward to the Easter break, we share our CID’s stats and achievements for the first quarter of the year.

Don’t forget to review the Draft National Business Licensing Policy before 31 March if you haven’t done so already. And, we remind you to stay safe on the roads over this busy holiday period.

Q1 2024 statistics

Have Your Say on the Draft National Business Licensing Policy by 31 March

Since 1994, a substantial body of new laws has emerged from all levels of government to fulfil the mandate presented by the 1996 Constitution. The journey towards a constitutional, democratic order began with the adoption of the Constitution in 1996 and has continued with the enactment of new laws and the amendment and/or repeal of old laws.

Part of developing new legislation and even amending existing legislation is the development of a policy paper that will inform the policy thrust and direction of the proposed legislation. The Department has developed the draft National Business Licensing Policy, which will inform the review of the Businesses Act of 1991.

Members of the public are hereby invited to send their comments to MMasoga@dsbd.gov.za or submit them by hand at The DTI Campus, Department of Small Business Development, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, Block G Ground Floor within 30 (thirty) days of publication of this notice. This means that the comments period is from the 1st of March 2024 to the 31st of March 2024.

Access the draft national business licensing policy here.

We encourage you to provide your comments by completing this survey at the link.

Stay Safe this Holiday Season

It’s a busy time of year on the roads and we urge you to take extreme caution at this time. Check your vehicle before embarking on long trips, be sure to take necessary breaks as the driver, remain aware of other road users and never, ever drink and drive.

Read more on our post on Road Safety Tips here.

Wishing you all a happy Easter!

AGM save the date 2023

Come October, we hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM 2023) to review the year’s activities and begin our planning for 2024/25. We hope all our members can attend. Non-members still have time to register. The new City of Cape Town CID by-law and policy came into effect on 1 July and that is available to view online.

The recent bout of storms and cold fronts experienced in the Cape have certainly added to the work of the CIDs, in particular in the way of road maintenance and fallen trees. We’d like to remind you at this time to assist us in providing effective service by logging a service request for any faults encountered. More on this below. And if you missed our Spring updates, we have undertaken several urban beautification projects, adding greenery and cleaning up public areas of Wynberg, which you can read about in our August blog. Otherwise, read on for more on the above.

SAVE THE DATE! Our AGM 2023 is coming up

At the forthcoming Annual General Meeting for the Wynberg CID, all stakeholders are invited to a review of the year’s activities and planning for 2024/25.

Resolutions presented at the AGM can only be voted for by bonafide members. All non-members wishing to take part must be registered before 5 October.

View all AGM documents here.

AGM Details

Monday, 16 October 2023, 10:00
The Methodist Church, 72 Church St, Wynberg
RSVP to info@wynbergid.co.za.

New CID By-law Policy

The new CID by-law policy came into effect from 1 July, which serves “To provide for the establishment of City Improvement Districts; to provide for additional rates; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.”

The City of Cape Town’s by-law and policy regarding the establishment and management of City Improvement Districts has gone through several iterations over the years since the concept of a CID was first tested in the year 2000.

The latest revisions of the by-law and policy comes as more than 50 CIDs are now in operation.

The by-law is available to download on our website here.

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PROPOSED PERMANENT ROAD CLOSURES AND BUS STOP LOCATIONS IN WYNBERG

Some roads in Wynberg are proposed for full or partial closure to vehicular traffic to accommodate the Wynberg road couplet scheme previously approved by Council.

The road couplet will use Brodie and Main Roads to create a set of parallel one-way streets that will double the road capacity for general traffic, cater for future MyCiTi services and help revitalise the Wynberg central business district.

The approved concept design of trunk routes for Phase 2A of MyCiTi’s bus service will enable safe, quality, rapid and direct public transport linking Wynberg with Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha and Claremont.

As part of the detail design, several roads are now proposed for full or partial closure in order to accommodate the road couplet.

Join us at a public information day listed below or visit www.capetown.gov.za/haveyoursay to find out more and comment from 20 March to 5 May 2023.

Date: 18 April 2023
Venue: Wittebome Civic Centre, Wynberg
Time: 14:00 – 19:00

Date: 20 April 2023
Venue: Alphen Centre, Constantia
Time: 14:00 – 19:00

Date: 20 April 2023
Venue: Alphen Centre, Constantia
Time: 14:00 – 19:00

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major revamp of Wynberg public transport interchange

The City of Cape Town The City of Cape Town has developed a concept plan for the major refurbishment of the Wynberg public transport interchange (PTI). The plan is now available for public comment until 9 December 2022.

The current facility, situated in the vicinity of the Wynberg railway station, is rundown and stretched way beyond its capacity with nearly 48 000 commuters, 1 500 minibus-taxis and GABS buses making use of the PTI on a daily basis.

‘The proposed concept plan gives the public an idea of how the City intends to upgrade the PTI with two new minibus-taxi facilities, two MyCiTi stations, walking and cycling lanes, and upgrades to surrounding roads to improve traffic flow. We intend to invest a substantial amount in the upgrade which will have an immediate impact on the Wynberg CBD and surrounding neighbourhood. This will spur much needed rejuvenation in conjunction with the provision of world-class public transport facilities,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Mobility, Councillor Rob Quintas.

The concept design for the refurbished PTI proposes two minibus-taxi facilities:

  • The new and upgraded facilities will be located to the north and east of the Wynberg railway station
  • A new facility with two levels, to be located between Brisbane Road and Morom Road, bordering Wetton and Broad Roads. The ground level of the facility will be for minibus-taxis serving the Cape Town CBD and the upper level will be for minibus-taxis serving the metro-south east
  • An upgraded single level facility, located between Ottery Road and the railway line, will be for minibus-taxis serving destinations in Grassy Park and the South
  • Two new stations for the future MyCiTi service, located along Station Road, and a realigned Sussex Road, will be constructed
  • Drop-off and pick-up points for GABS buses will be provided

‘We want to create a Wynberg PTI that is modern, functional, efficient, convenient, safe, dignified and clean and where commuters can easily transfer between the different modes of transport, from passenger rail to minibus-taxis, GABS, and the MyCiTi service.

‘The current PTI is in a poor state, partly because of a lack of investment in prior years, and also because the facility is not nearly big enough to accommodate all of the commuters and operators using this space. The surrounding transport infrastructure – these are the roads and walkways – is old, and insufficient for the traffic volume, be it for pedestrians, or vehicles.

‘The proposed concept design aims to address all of these challenges, while at the same time making provision for the roll-out of the MyCiTi service to Wynberg within the next few years. I encourage residents, commuters, operators and business owners to submit their comments on the proposal and to join our effort in giving this part of Wynberg a significant capital injection,’ said Councillor Quintas.

Facts about the proposed refurbishment of the Wynberg PTI:

  • The new and upgraded facilities will be located to the north and east of the Wynberg railway station
  • Will cover an area of approximately 25 000m², with additional bus and walking and cycling lanes, road upgrades, hard and soft landscaping
  • Will add sufficient capacity to accommodate the current and projected demands for public transport users and operators
  • Will include holding areas for minibus-taxis between peak-hour periods
  • Will include offices, washing facilities, ablutions, security and cleaning services for the minibus-taxi operators
  • Will include ablution facilities and universally accessible walkways and ramps for commuters, covered loading lanes and waiting areas
  • Will ensure commuters can seamlessly and conveniently transfer between passenger rail, minibus-taxis, GABS, and the MyCiTi bus service
  • Will improve general safety and security through design elements, and additional lighting
  • Will include facilities for traders on the ground floor and first levels to coincide with pedestrian movement – thus, having the traders where the most visitors are. A trading plan will be developed by Economic Development, in conjunction with the local traders
  • Will include a MyCiTi station and holding bays on both the east and west side of the Wynberg railway station and Prasa railway tracks
  • Will include holding and loading bays for GABS

Proposed upgrades to surrounding roads:

  • The vehicle underpass under the railway tracks and its access ramps will be turned into a pedestrian only-zone
  • The existing pedestrian underpass under the railway tracks to the south of the railway station will be upgraded
  • Maynard Road between Main and Station Roads will be pedestrian friendly
  • The link between Morom and Station Roads will be closed at Church Street
  • Sussex Road, past the existing eastern taxi facility, will be realigned to allow more space for the new eastern minibus-taxi facility
  • The northern end of Sussex Road will be realigned into Bexhill Road to facilitate access to the Wynberg Mosque
  • The realigned intersection of Sussex and Ottery Roads will be signalised
  • The intersection of Morom and Wetton Roads may be signalised, pending further investigations
  • A west-to-north right-turn lane will be added to Broad Road at the Broad and Brisbane Roads intersection
  • The realigned Sussex Road will be a one-way southbound, reserved for buses
  • Maynard Road, currently a one-way westbound, will be converted to a one-way eastbound
  • Church Street, between Main Road and Station Road, currently a one-way eastbound, will be converted to a one-way westbound

Currently, due to the capacity constraints, minibus-taxis are obstructing walkways. However, the new PTI will provide holding facilities and the whole area will be turned into a pedestrian-friendly environment with universally accessible walkways with design elements to improve safety and security, and additional lighting.

The proposed one-way road conversions, and upgraded intersections will assist with traffic flow, and smooth the road-based public transport services to ensure efficient operations.

‘The minibus-taxi operators will greatly benefit. Each operator from the West-North; West-South; and East, will have their own dedicated operations area, with their own facilities and dedicated entrance and exit routes. There will be sufficient space for ranking, drop-and-go, and parking between peaks. This over and above facilities to meet, rest, and so forth. I encourage the minibus-taxi industry and operators to keep on engaging with us about the proposed plan. It is our intention to provide new facilities that will bring order and flow to minibus-taxi operations, which will save operators and commuters time and money.

‘Furthermore, the investment will have a positive impact on local businesses, and all other visitors using the roads or pedestrianised areas. As this rejuvenation expands, the whole of Wynberg sets to benefit, inclusive of local residents and property owners. I want to assure all that this concept design is not final. We will consider all comments and proposals that we receive from stakeholders and residents, and interested and affected parties in coming weeks, and use this in finalising the detailed design,’ said Councillor Quintas.

If all goes as planned, the detailed design should be concluded by the end of 2023.

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City of Cape Town, Media Office

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The Board of the WID has taken the initiative to extend the CCTV camera network of the WID.  The proposed intervention will focus on supporting the current public safety and urban management activities thereby contributing to securing the area and driving incidents of crime down.

The project will focus on the implementation of additional Static, PTZ, and LPR cameras.

The detailed Request for Proposal document can be found here.

All proposals are to be forwarded to the Board of the WID by no later than 16:00 on Friday 13 May 2022. All enquiries and final proposals can be forwarded via email to rfp@wynbergid.co.za  Hard copy submissions are not required. No late submissions will be accepted. Please do not include company registration documents etc.

A site visit is scheduled for Thursday 5 May 2022 from 11:00 to 14:00.  The meeting point is at the intersection of Chruch Street and Main Road at the entrance to Maynard Mall.

Once the Board has evaluated all the proposals, a decision will be made on the successful service provider.  The decision of the Board is final and no further correspondence regarding the proposal will be entered into once the successful service provider has been appointed. The Board is under no obligation to qualify its decisions to any of the applicants.

All costs related to the submission of this proposal must be borne by the relevant applicants/companies/service providers and they shall have no claim for cost recovery to the Board and or its representatives whatsoever.

The City is seeking comments or suggestions on the Review of the City of Cape Town’s Development Management Scheme

The City of Cape Town’s Development Management Scheme (DMS), which is a schedule to the City of Cape Town’s Municipal Planning By-law, 2015 (MPBL), applies to all land within the geographical area of the City, including land owned by the state.

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