On Monday 6 March 2017, the City’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, will officially open the exhibition of proposals for the Foreshore Freeway Precinct.

This follows a call to the private sector to submit proposals to unlock the potential of the unfinished bridges on the foreshore.

In June last year, Mayor De Lille made the call for proposals with the Foreshore Freeway Prospectus, asking the private sector to submit ideas for the development of the precinct.

These ideas could form the basis for a concept for the future of the Foreshore Precinct. 

The City will leverage the City-owned land beneath the unfinished bridges for development, and part of the conditions for the development proposals are that they should alleviate congestion and provide affordable, inclusive housing in the city centre.

The response to the City’s call for proposals was overwhelmingly positive, with great enthusiasm from the private sector. The City extended the deadline for submission of proposals to 9 February 2017.

We have received six proposals which will be exhibited at the Civic Centre for the public to view.                                                  

The display will be located on the second floor in the podium block of the Civic Centre and will be open for viewing from 6 to 11 March and from 13 to 21 March between 08:30 and 16:00. On Sunday 19 March 2017, the MyCiTi bus rapid transit service will be free of charge for the public to use to visit the exhibition.

The details of the official opening are as follows:

Date:             Monday 6 March 2017

Time:              11:00 – 12:00

Venue:          Concourse Level, Second Floor, Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard

All media are welcome to attend.