LDG Status of developments as at end July 2019

Brief updates on large developments: The large apartment block on William St (also Rawson) had strict conditions imposed on its approval so it will only be 5 stories in height. The developers of the River Club have pended their application for rezoning so as to allow the Environmental Impact Assessment to be considered. Any Obs…

TRUP Association’s report July 2019

TRUPA managed to have a few catch up management meetings recently after the intense period focusing entirely on the pressurizing threats of the Appeals against the Provisional Protection on River Club site as gazetted by HWC. The Ministerial Appeals Tribunal was heavily swayed by strong legal teams who had argued a case trying to prevent…

OCA Financial Report July 2019

from: Joy Robinson Please click here for figures of the financial year to date. From April to June 2019 and the figures for the same time period in 2018. Cheers, Joy  

OCA writes in strong support of the proposal to rename Keizergracht to Hanover Street

Mr Frederick Venter City of Cape Town Phone: 021 400 1768; Email: frederick.venter@capetown.gov.za Email to naming@capetown.gov.za Re: Proposed renaming of Keizergracht to Hanover Street The Observatory Civic Association writes in strong support of the proposal to rename Keizergracht to Hanover Street, as notified by the City. Our motivations are based on the following: 1. Renaming…

One success story! (heaven knows, we need a few more…)

From Leslie London Rawson Properties approached the city to develop a large apartment building in William St Observatory. The objection process for this development started in September 2016. After long and tenacious engagement, in which the OCA (particularly Marc Turok) supported local residents, the Municipal Planning Tribunal rules that the development could go ahead but only…

Notice of submission of River Club HIA to HWC for comment

Dear Stakeholder As well as the release of the pre-application Basic Assessment Report (BAR) for stakeholder engagement (refer below), the final Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA – including all stakeholder comments submitted during consultation on this document) has been submitted to Heritage Western Cape (HWC) for consideration and comment by their Impact Assessment Committee (IACom –…

OCA is Hiring

Part-Time Admin position available COMMENCING: 9 September 2019 CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 12 August 2019 . A position is available to work for the Observatory Civic Association in an Administrative capacity. The position would suit a self-motivated individual able to function independently without requiring direct supervision and able to work remotely and travel to location when required. Monthly time requirements: variable…

A Message from the office of the Executive Deputy Mayor on tariff increases and outlining major projects for 2019/20.

Dear Councillors, Please find in the links below for your information and for distribution to the residents in your wards: 1. An infographic depicting the water, sanitation, and electricity tariff increases that came into effect at the beginning of this month 2. A leaflet outlining the major projects of the 2019/20 financial year, per area,…