Greater Lanseria Master Plan Draft out
The Greater Lanseria Master Plan is the first stage in the development of the new post-apartheid Smart City in Lanseria announced by President Ramaphosa in his 2020 State of the Nation Address and a draft of the master plan is now available for public comment.
A Smart City in the South African context must use innovative technologies to provide smarter and more sustainable services to create a new normality that will change the apartheid spatial architecture and provide social and economic opportunity for all South Africans.
The Lanseria Smart City will not be a new, glitzy Dubai or Singapore but a true post-apartheid city based on the “TRAM” principles: a Transformative city structure for true social and economic inclusion; Re-industrialization of the city economy; Adaptive and resilient to change; Modernizing to be more internationally competitive.
Lanseria will become a modern South African city in which people find normality, urban prospect and dignity in a place that subscribes to the fundamental principles of inclusion, sustainability and life-enhancing smartness for all. It will create significant economic opportunity, building on the influence of Lanseria International Airport, in the vicinity of marginalised communities like Diepsloot and Cosmo City on this north-western periphery of the Gauteng City Region and provide a basis for sustainable urban consolidation in this area.
Lanseria is one of the places that can absorb a lot of that growth in a structured way and although the private sector has been wanting to develop in the Lanseria area for the past 20 years, there has been no development because the area sits on the edge of four different municipalities – City of Johannesburg, Mogale City, City of Tshwane and Madibeng - and is not a priority for any of them. As a result, the required bulk infrastructure to enable development is inadequate.
The Gauteng Provincial Government appointed a professional team led by GAPP Architects and Urban Designers (GAPP) to draft a master plan for the Greater Lanseria area. The objective of the Greater Lanseria Master Plan is to determine the bulk infrastructure requirements to ensure the realisation of the smart city at the core of the wider development node. The master plan looks at transport, water, sanitation, stormwater management, electricity, solid waste, information and communication technologies, health, education, social and economic infrastructure, agriculture, environmental and heritage aspects and will also propose governance and institutional arrangements for the area. It covers the infrastructure programmes and projects of several stakeholders within the Gauteng City Region, including the National Government, State Owned Enterprises, the Gauteng Provincial Government and its agencies, municipal governments and entities and the private sector.
The draft master plan can be viewed online or downloaded from the following website: https://www.gov.za/documents/public-comment or the following link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pOeIH34neXSp089qOXUqi6HlxkjbgQKO?usp=sharing
Videos of detailed presentations on different aspects of the draft master plan are available on YouTube at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNEgK5wtf1hBDyH4mApf4tA/
A Facebook page and Twitter account have also been set up for the master plan as follows: https://www.facebook.com/lanseriasmartcity and @LanseriaSCity
Written comments on the draft master plan can be sent to the following email address: email@example.com until the close of the comment period. For further information on the draft master plan please contact Nomi Muthialu or Julian Drew of the GAPP professional team at 011 209 2698. ��