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Inner City Investment Initiative Preparatory Workshop: 22 September 2011 Inner City Streetscape revival: Public Open Space

and Resources and Greening of Tshwane

Leloko Puling: Acting Director: Parks and Horticultural Services / Open Space Management Section

PRESENTATION OUTLINE
Legislative and Policy Frameworks

Status Quo of Inner City Open Space Typologies


Proposed Inner City Projects (Inner City LOSP) Challenges Conclusion

LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK

The following frameworks support the Department in the execution of its mandate:
Tshwane Open Space Framework (TOSF) Inner City Local Open Space Plan Streetscape Design Guideline Document City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality By Laws pertaining to public amenities

STATUS QUO OF INNER CITY OPEN SPACE TYPOLOGIES


According to the Inner City Local Open Space Plan, Open Space Typologies within the inner city are outlined as follows: Red Network Brown Network Green Network
Areas of ecological systems National Zoo Gardens, Daspoort Ridge. Ridge systems Witwaterberg Mountain Range, Salvokop.

Blue Network
All water courses within the city irrespective of their character and order Apies River, Steenhoven Spruit and Walkerspruit.

Grey Network
Open Space with services and urban utilities such as water reservoirs, holding area, quarries, landfill sites and cemeteries Skinner street taxi holding area, Marabastad and Boom Street taxi rank.

RED NETWORKS
The Most important placemaking (symbolic elements) moments in the city structure (Church Square) Ceremonial routes and boulevards that link symbolic elements (Church Street)

BROWN NETWORKS
Predominantly informal and formalised recreational Open Spaces resorts, recreational parks and sports facilities (Jazz Square) Movement Spaces corridors, linkages, activity streets and e.t.c. (West Park, Jazz Square)

STATUS QUO OF INNER CITY OPEN SPACE TYPOLOGIES

INNER CITY OPEN SPACE & STREETSCAPE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL


Principles guiding development and revitalising the Inner City as outlined in the Inner City LOSP: Providing and enhancing pedestrian walkways in areas of pedestrian movement; Practicality and easily implementable Adding street kerbs to create edges to the streets; Adding unifying elements such as benches, litterbins and pedestrian lighting; Safety by Design; Accessible for all; Connected and integrated; Using unifying signage and legibility; Need all the open spaces we can get.

PROPOSED INNER CITY PROJECTS

PROPOSED INNER CITY PROJECTS

ZOO GATEWAY PARK

CALEDONIAN GATEWAY PARK

STEENHOVEN SPRUIT ACTIVITY AREA

NZASM GATEWAY PARK

ESTIMATED REQUIRED BUDGET FOR INNER CITY IMPROVEMENT


Project Name Zoo Gateway Park Caledonian Gateway Park Nzasm Gateway Park Steenhoven Spruit Activity Area Upgrade of existing Inner City parks (Arcadia Park) Paul Kruger Street Boom Street Esselen Street Church Street Minaar Street Description Multi recreational Park Multi recreational Multi recreational Park Riverside recreational area Multi recreational Park Streetscape improvement Streetscape improvement Streetscape improvement Streetscape improvement Streetscape improvement Estimated Required funding R 4, 000, 000 R 14, 000, 000 R 3, 500, 000 R 3, 500, 000 R 8, 000, 000 R 8, 000, 000 R 6, 000, 000 R 5, 000, 000 R 5, 000, 000 R 5, 000, 000

INNER CITY CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR 2011/2012 FINANCIAL YEAR


PROJECT PROJECT ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION Landscaping: Soft Landscaping: Planting of indigenous trees, Shrubs and Ground covers. Hard Landscaping: 600,000.00 Packed rock edged with precast concrete kerbs Landscaping: Soft Landscaping: Planting of indigenous trees, Shrubs and Ground covers. Hard Landscaping: Packed rock edged with precast concrete kerbs and brick 350,000.00 pavers 950,000.00 2011/2012 BUDGET ADDITONAL FUNDING REQUIRED

Potgieter Street Entrance

R 1, 500, 000.00

R21 Traffic Island Fountains Circle TOTAL

R 3, 500, 000.00
R 5,000, 000.00

CHALLENGES & PROPOSED SOLUTIONS


City specific approach to funding landscape and streetscape development are insufficient and hence presented as slow or non improvement of the Inner City. The City is in partnership with other government Department through inter alia Tsosoloso Programme to enhance landscape and streetscape development. Partnerships with private sector specifically those that are interested in greening are needed.

CONCLUSION
Need for protection and development of open spaces within the Inner City
Innovative funding approaches required to enhance development of landscape and streetscape developments within the City. Key to the above is involvement and partnerships private sector.