Dear Neighbours, we trust that you are well.
We are happy to report that the construction phase of Safe Waterkloof continues apace. In the last month we have witnessed the erection of temporary and permanent signboards, construction of guardhouse platforms, pedestrian walkway paving, crosscutting for electricity reticulation, erection of the fence in Dorado Street next to the dog park and the steel poles for the road closure. If you are as distracted as some of our area captains, you may also have had to make a U-turn at one of the now closed exits to Rigel Avenue. Hopefully we will all get used to the new routes that will ensure a safer Waterkloof.
We have also received signed agreements for electricity and water supply from most of the residents adjacent to gates and booms where this is required. We would like to thank owners that have agreed to make these essential utility connections at their properties.
Going forward we envisage the following:
- Installation of the steel islands which have been manufactured and delivered;
- Erection of the fencing inserts by Fencing Materials in the next few days;
- Having all the locked gates up and in operation by the end of November;
- Sewerage plans completed by the end of next week for final approval by Council and sewerage wayleave while we get updated quotes from the various contractors that tendered.
Below is the anticipated construction schedule which is aimed at completion by the end of January 2022:
The very real possibility that Safe Waterkloof could be fully operational in Jan 2022, emphasises the need to secure the balance of the required funding. As reported in our previous communication, the construction that is underway has been made possible through the collection of R7,4 million from Safe Waterkloof members who have paid their first and second deposits. To complete the initiative we require another R3.3 million before Feb 2022. In order to make the initiative a reality and ensure implementation happens as quickly as possible, we urgently need everyone’s continued support and most importantly those residents who haven’t paid deposit 2 yet, to do so. To date, approximately 57% of the residents have paid deposit 2.
On a different note, a resident outside the Safe Waterkloof area in Main Street West brought an urgent application against SW despite various attempts to accommodate the resident’s concerns. The matter served in the Gauteng North High Court on Thursday. After hearing arguments from both parties the matter was struck from the urgent roll with costs awarded to Safe Waterkloof NPC. There was no judgment on the merits and we remain confident of our position on the matter.