Informal Areas to be Upgraded

30 Apr 2022 in Where We Govern

The informal trading areas in Bonnievale and Montagu are soon be upgraded. Project-funding was made available by the SMME Booster Fund of the Department: Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT).

These projects, estimated to cost R3 078 000.00, aim to improve and stimulate local economic activity.

The municipality applied for funding to upgrade the Robertson informal trading area in the new financial year too. In the meanwhile, anti-cut and anti-climb fencing had been erected at the Robertson Informal Trading Area by Langeberg Municipality

Each of the informal trading areas were assessed, to identify its needs. A service provider, appointed by the municipality, will design the upgrades. and develop the necessary project plans.

The upgrades will vary per town, but may include any of the following:

  • Upgrading of the ablution facilities to provide a toilet for the
  • disabled
  • Upgrading of the current stalls
  • Providing covered stalls
  • Providing additional stores
  • Providing a storeroom with a toilet
  • Providing access to prepaid electricity
  • Providing a water point
  • Resurfacing of the site
  • Providing security lighting
  • Providing a lockable refuse site
  • Miscellaneous items

Upgrading of the Bonnievale and Montagu informal trading areas are to be completed by the end of 2022.