LSDF – Where are the documents on which you are asked to comment?

They are available here at Comment on the draft Two Rivers Local Spatial Development Framework. There are two sets of documents on the site. One is the main Local Spatial Development Plan (LSDF) with a few expert reports (not all). The other is a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA) being conducted simultaneously with the main LSDF….

LSDF – Why is it important to comment?

This is a last call for you to weigh in on matters to do with Large Developments in Obs before Christmas holidays arrive. As previously indicated, the City has published a Local Spatial Development Framework specifically for the Two Rivers Urban Park ( see HERE for the Two Rivers LSDF ). It has held three…

Liesbeek Project – Improved Hydrology Report

Introduction There are two main freshwater features within the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP), namely the Liesbeek and the Black River. Biologically sensitive wetland areas and areas of high faunal sensitivity status comprising remnant and artificial floodplains form an important ecological system, that is worth being maintained to protect endangered species [3]. The LLPT (Liesbeek…

OCA Objection to Lobey Fiesta Application LLA19090019 September 2019

Dear Sirs / Madams APPLICATION LLA19090019 ​– LOBEY FIESTA BISTRO, ERF 26014 323 MAIN ROAD, OBSERVATORY. The Observatory Civic Association as representative of the residential and business community is in support of any business enterprise in the Observatory Main Road area, only if it is evident that it will make a positive contribution to the…

REPORT BACK by Tauriq Jenkins – Western Cape Liquor Authority Tribunal : Springboks Observatory Liquor Licence Application

Introduction Initially scheduled to start at 9 AM at the Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) in Bellville, upon arrival with Observatory resident, Roger Norton, we were informed that it would start at 10 AM. Present was Anine Kriegler who was summoned by the WCLA as an ‘expert witness’ in her own capacity, and Warrant Officer…

Two Rivers Urban Park Local Spatial Development Framework

The City is steamrolling a process to adopt a new Local Spatial Development Framework (LSDF) for the Two Rivers Urban Park (TRUP). This is very important as the proposed LSDF will provide for high-intensity development in the Liesbeek flood plain, pretty much changing the ‘rules’ so that the River Club will find it much easier…

Other News – Heritage Appeal Tribunal

On 21st November, the Ministerial Heritage Appeal Tribunal met to consider the matter of the River Club Provisional Protection Order. The Order had been appealed in 2018 by the developers, the City, and two provincial departments. In 2018, the Tribunal ordered Heritage Western Cape to complete a consultation process with the appellants and to report back…

Information relating to the 2019 AGM

As per our constitution please find the following information that we are obliged to circulate 5 days before the AGM. DONT FORGET TO COME ON TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER AT 17.45 at the Obs community Centre.!! 1) The Annual Report of the Chairperson to be adopted at the AGM – Download it here 2) The Annual…

STOP THE RIVER CLUB DEVELOPMENT

JOIN THE LIESBEEK ACTION CAMPAIGN click HERE to join our LAC newsletter The issue • The owners of the River Club in Observatory, Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust (LLPT) have submitted an application to build a mega-development of commercial and residential buildings four times denser than Century City, on a protected floodplain and conservation area that…