The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) which, in 2015 officially launched the first Special Rating Area (SRA) for Nelson Mandela Bay – Richmond Hill, is now assisting interested property owners in Walmer Heights to establish the same. MBDA Spokesperson Luvuyo Bangazi says; “SRA’s around the world have become effective mechanisms for citizens to get directly involved in the improvement of their Neighbourhoods. Richmond Hill, the first SRA in Nelson Mandela Bay is proving to be a success story with a number of initiatives already on the go”.
“The Richmond Hill SRA has already undertaken initiatives such as additional waste management, street patrols and visible security, partnership with the Richmond Hill music festival and many others” concluded Bangazi.
Walmer Heights Property Owners and residents are invited to attend very important meetings in connection with the possible formation of the Walmer Heights Special Rating Area (SRA). These meetings seek to ensure that everyone exercises his/her right to support or not to support this initiative.
The meetings will explore the following key issues:
- Why a Special Rating Area?
- Benefits to property owners and residents;
- Envisaged model of implementation; and
- Envisaged process involved going forward.
Venue: Walmer Country Club
Dates: Thursday 17 March and Tuesday 22 March 2016
Time: 18:30 for both days
An official SRA can only be established with the cooperation of property owners and it is therefore important that as many property owners as possible attend this public meeting.
Although the SRA is envisaged for the area to be suggested by property owners, the invitation is extended to all residents in Nelson Mandela Bay, as it is critical that another successful SRA be established in the Walmer Heights area.
For further information please contact Wayne Smith on 083 271 5341.
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