Project under way to green promenade

Work under way to green the promenade.

The promenade is getting a makeover in a project which includes upgrades at Fort Road as well as lawn rehabilitation on the Marais Road and Mouille Point sides.

Ward 54 councillor, Nicola Jowell, said work on the Marais Road to Rocklands section is under way with the remnants of the old grass having been removed, the soiling aerated, fertiliser added and new grass being installed.

She said the contractor was proceeding well and heavy machinery will move to the Mouille Point section afterwards.

On the Fort Road side, plans still need finalising for the section adjacent to the pathway. Berms and swales will constructed here and they will be planted with coastal vegetation.

Ms Jowell said residents can expect a new and upgraded promenade.

“A new life has been breathed on the promenade. The users can expect more beauty in the area and it’s exciting to see it in progress,” she said.

She said the project was budgeted for some time ago.

“Cape Town residents at large use the promenade and this project is not only for residents here but for everyone.”

She said the focus for now is to regrass the lawn and there will be more projects in the future.

In a progress report presented at the Sub-council 16 meeting last month, the installation of additional gym equipment was also proposed.

It was also stated that the Rocklands play area is in desperate need of an upgrade and detailed design interventions would be explored.

Eight signs about, among others, dangerous swimming conditions, littering and dogs, will be installed on Three Anchor Bay beach, Rocklands beach, Milton beach and tidal pool in Sea Point.

The contractor will be on site until December 23 and resume the remaining work in January, which Ms Jowell said, will take about two weeks to complete.