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AIM OF PROJECT AND OUTCOMES
The Hardekraaltjie project is an expression of one of the three key goals we have identified to drive Bellville from potential to prosperity, which are to drive a 24-hour economy, create community connections and to build a prosperous, sustainable city centre.
Its primary focus is to drive the upgrade and redevelopment of the only multi-sports facility in Bellville, transforming it into a centre for high-performance sports activities. The project was designed to use sports as a driver for economic development and improvement in Bellville.
The Hardekraaltjie site provides facilities for a number of sporting codes. In 2015, we developed a sports facility plan, which proposed various upgrades and changes to the existing facility. The concept was updated in 2017, creating the Hardekraaltjie sports precinct and its surroundings.
The strategy for the new precinct would help to improve security, create linkages, promote integration and enhance diverse uses through the area.
The mixed precinct includes workspaces for offices, shops and factories; green recreation spaces and accommodation spaces.
As a high-performance sports precinct, the Hardekraaltjie development will increase economic opportunities and attract investment to the area. It will provide affordable and student accommodation, conference and medical facilities. The project will also create an open space network between
Bellville’s green spaces, connecting Elsieskraal, Elizabeth Park and other parks along the green belt. Maximising the use of vacant and under-used land will improve security and surveillance. The precinct will be publicly accessible and attract major investments and anchor tenants to the area.