City’s R500 million ACSA Symphony Way housing project progressing well

31 Aug 2022 in Where We Govern

On 31 August 2022, City of Cape Town officials visited its new R500 million mega housing project in Symphony Way. The project is expected to deliver State-subsidised housing opportunities to more than 3 000 qualifying beneficiaries and their families.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Malusi Booi, and other dignitaries visited the new ACSA Symphony Way housing project site earlier today to check on its progress. The project will see the development of 3 200 State-subsidised Breaking New Ground (BNG) units. As per the signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA, 2015) between ACSA and the City, the target area for this housing project will be Blikkiesdorp, Malawi Camp and Freedom Farm.

The City has identified two sites along Symphony Way which will be developed for BNG housing. Given the scale of the development, this process will take a few years to be fully completed. Construction of internal civil services commenced in April 2022 and construction of the top structures will begin in July 2024 for Site A and in November 2024 for Site B. Construction of the project is expected to be completed toward the end of 2026, if all goes according to plan.

‘I am pleased to see this mega project progressing well because it means we are closer to seeing our beneficiaries move into their new homes. Much work has been completed since we visited in April for the sod turning. Thank you to the project teams for their continued hard work in helping the City provide homes to our qualifying beneficiaries across the metro.

‘This project is another example of the City’s delivery in action of opportunities on well-located suitable pieces of land. The City remains committed to building an inclusive city, unlocking opportunities and enabling redress.

‘We encourage the community to continue to support and work together with the City over the coming months and years to ensure that this project stays on track. We are already looking forward to celebrating the handover of these houses to our qualifying beneficiaries and their families,’ said Councillor Booi.