Ekurhuleni launches new R8.9bn housing settlement in Boksburg
The Leeuwpoort project, just off Rondebult road, comprises three integrated residential development areas, with two parts in the north, Parkdene Ext 7 and Reiger Park Ext 19, as well as one in the southern part, which is near Sunward Park.
Some 1 592 fully subsidised semi-detached housing and rental units, paired with partially subsidised housing and social housing units, will be built in Reiger Park Ext 19. In Parkdene, 3 983 houses will be built, with many units falling into the finance-linked individual subsidy programme.
The southern part of the development will provide some 15 781 mixed housing units, as well as five primary schools, two secondary schools, one college, seven community facilities, a private clinic, a retirement village and a full spectrum of commercial and retail developments.
Speaking at the sod-turning ceremony on Monday, Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina said the project was one of 12 megaprojects the metropolitan would roll out over the next five years to build 100 000 houses.
Construction of the project is set to start on May 1. The development will benefit informal settlement dwellers from Joe Slovo, Ulana Park, Hlahane, Driefontein, Crossroads (Roodekop Ext 3), Vosloorus, Kalamazoo and Katlehong.