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Contents
• Introduction • Strategic planning • Enhancement of the natural & built landscape • Arts, culture & heritage • Environmental Best Practices • Community participation & empowerment • Healthy Lifestyles
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QUICK WINS
WOW!!! COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION & EMPOWERMENT AWARENESS

STRATEGIC PLANNING
24 HOURS ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE

WHAT IS AN

XTREMEPARK MAKEOVER?

VISION GDS
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

INSPIRED
ENVIRONMENTAL BEST PRACTICES

INNOVATION
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
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QUICK WINS
WOW!!! SOW THE GREEN SEED CRIME FREE PARK HEALTHY LIFESTYLES OUTDOOR LEISURE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

JOBS CREATED
GREEN ETHOS COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT LINKAGE

IMPACT ACHIEVED

XTREMEPARK MAKEOVER?

SOCIAL COHESION

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Past Xtreme Successes
Wilgeheuwel XtremePark

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Livcom Award
Diepkloof XtremePark

Diepkloof Memorial Park

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Other Municipalities
Mthatha Waterfall Park

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STRATEGIC INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING VISION ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR VISION

COJ VISION

CITY PARKS VISION

OPEN SPACE MASTERPLAN

GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 2040 STRATEGY

MAYORAL PRIORITIES GDS
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. PROACTIVE ABSORPTION OF THE POOR BALANCED & SHARED GROWTH FACILITATED SOCIAL MOBILITY INNOVATIVE GOVERNANCE SOLUTIONS SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SETTLEMENT RE-STRUCTURING

CITY PARKS STRATEGY

INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN

2012
ENVIRONMENTAL SECTOR PLAN
Preserve city’s urban forest Enhance ecological systems Retain & conserve city’s open space network Preserve sensitive habitats and biodiversity

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

CITY MANAGERS SCORECARD
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Driver Thrust
What we aim to achieve?

Impacts
What we wish to achieve?

Manage towards achieving results
Outcomes

What we produce or deliver?

Outputs

What we do?

Activities
What we use to do the work?

Plan, budget, implement

Inputs

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Strategic Planning
• • • • • • Resources Skills identification Activities Logistics Work allocation Sequenced action plan of activities • Implementation, monitoring and quality checks • Progress tracking
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Process
• Budgeting, scoping and design • Site identification, theme definition. • Community participation and Environmental education.

• Masterplan design and
procurement of services • Preliminary ground preparation and bulk services (Earthworks and connections)

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The Projects
• WHY Claremont?
– Want of the people & need of the people – Minimal recreational facilities – Environmental Relief

WHY Pimville?
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Vast history Underdeveloped open space Dust bowl

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Challenges
• No entrance definition • Lack of spatial definition • Lack of unity – play equipment appear scattered • Littering and dumping • Only bare soil around play structures due to utilization • Boundary wall dull • Rocky area • No water connection & other services

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Opportunities
• Beautiful views • Park can be linked to other areas in the neighborhoods • Located between two streets – very good surveillance • Existing trees • Size of the park • Neighboring crèche / Soup Kitchen and nearby schools ensures that park is well utilized, very good location • Pimville area has rich history part of the design • The greater Pimville area is undergoing a redevelopment phase.
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Enhancement of natural and built landscape

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Claremont Design

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Pimville Design

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Concept statement
• Meet the needs of a growing family community • Deep roots of the community's heritage and reconnecting residents to nature. • Spiral dynamic shape, symbolizing change and growth • Celebrate the importance of music

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Enhancement of the natural and built landscape
• Creating local pride – youth, community participation, bringing people together “HelpMekaar”

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Enhancement of the natural and built landscape
Recreational experience

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• Pimville est. 1906 • “Nkosi Sikele iAfrica” Enoch Sontonga – Resident • Melody Music School • Street names after first residents

Arts, Culture and Heritage

Enoch Sontonga 1873 - 1905

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Arts, Culture and Heritage
• Claremont – Sophia Town • “Coloured” area • Poets & jazz music • Diverse
I feel a poem Thumping deep, deep I feel a poem inside wriggling within the membrane of my soul; tiny fists beating, beating against my being trying to break the navel cord, crying, crying out to be born on paper Thumping deep, so deeply I feel a poem, inside Don Mattera 24

Arts, Culture and Heritage
• Crafts & Culture

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Arts, Culture and Heritage
• Protection of heritage in the area – Brought communities together – Conserved ecological environment – Brought people back to nature – People’s heritage – communities pride

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• Historic places

Arts, Culture and Heritage

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Environmental best practices

Design
•Ecological •Social •Economical

Environmentally Sensitive Practices

Reduction of greenhouse gases

Indigenous flora

Water saving

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Community participation and empowerment
• Community planning in development & management • Social Cohesion • Environmental Education Programmes

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Community participation and empowerment
• Combine socioeconomic & ecosystem management • EPWP [50 jobs] • Training provided • Employment Equity

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Community participation and empowerment
• Education • Goods & services for immediate & future generations • Job opportunities • SMME training

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Healthy Lifestyles
• Leisure opportunities • Health physical & environmental • Emotional & social growth & development • Eco-recreational • Newexperiences

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“Time… is on my side”

Then

Now

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Thank You
Johannesburg City Parks www.jhbcityparks.com jcp@jhbcityparks.com +27 11 712 6600 @JoburgParks

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