City community and health facilities to get a facelift

10 Jul 2022 in Where We Govern

The City of Cape Town’s Community Services and Health Directorate will spend just more than R244 million this financial year on capital projects, which will see upgrades to a range of facilities.

‘The City’s Community Services and Health directorate contributes to the health and well-being of communities and individuals through the provision of community and health facilities, spaces and services.

‘The money we will spend is an investment not only into a myriad facilities, but also the lives of our residents. By providing places and spaces where residents can be healthy and socialise, we are investing in our communities,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services and Health, Councillor Patricia van der Ross.

Through the directorate’s departments, the broad social challenges and needs are addressed by providing and maintaining a holistic and integrated range of developmental programmes.

‘The ability to deliver services is resource dependent and the directorate continues to assess and prioritise resources and capacity against needs. This includes assessing the delivery of services with limited resources and increasing vandalism. The City is doing its part in providing facilities, but I encourage residents to do their part and not only take ownership of these assets, but also prevent it from becoming vandalised,’ said Councillor van der Ross.

Some of the projects included in the R244 532 712 capital expenditure include the hardening and securing of facilities and a number of upgrades to clinics, multi-purpose centres, libraries and parks.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cemetery expansion;
  • Upgrade of the Maitland Crematorium
  • Elsies River integrated recreation facility
  • Swimming pool redevelopment;
  • Mfuleni integrated recreation facility;
  • Upgrade to Hartleyvale Stadium;
  • Precast concrete wall at sports grounds: Avonwood, Lentegeur, Florida Park, and Salberau;
  • Upgrade to Bishop Lavis sports ground
  • Mandela Park integrated recreational facility
  • Clinic upgrades
  • Lwandle community library upgrade;
  • IT modernisation