New R44bn mega city for Pretoria
Pretoria is to get a spanking new “nodal development” located in the east of the city at a massive R44 billion.
Developers are hard at work to meet the 2020 deadline for Hazeldean, the latest multibillion rand development in the city.
Development manager Hendrik van Zyl said the project had already received support from the local, provincial and national authorities.
He said various national and international retail outlets had expressed an interest in the planned 100 000-m² Hazeldean shopping mall, which would be developed at a cost of R2.2bn.
The East Capital, as the 950-ha mega city Hazeldean is known, has been envisioned as a self-sufficient live, learn, grow, work and play eco-friendly suburban precinct.
The new city will be accessed from the N4 through a new R90-million road – the PWV17 – which will link the N4 and the R21.
The infrastructure funding has been approved for the planned road upgrade for the N4 to link to Graham Road directly. The interchange will be situated between the Solomon Mahlangu and Boschkop off-ramps and forms part of the PWV17.
The Hazeldean Consortium master plan includes a mall, hospitals, educational facilities, retail and hospitality and tourism components.
The consortium is in negotiations for a station of the rapid rail system in Hazeldean. There is also a plan to request extension of the City of Tshwane’s A Re Yeng bus transit service.
Hazeldean will provide an additional 11,000 residential dwellings and future plans include a 40,000-m² office building and over 800,000 m² of commercial floor space.
Also in the pipeline is a mix of commercial, primary, secondary and tertiary education.