Public Participation Invitation: Point Rezoning

Rezoning of the Point waterfront Open day 18th July

 

Dear member

 

As seen recently in the press the plans for the Point Development have undergone some changes with the removal of the small craft harbour from the initial plans. This has necessitated a re-zoning process to accommodate the new proposed plans.

 

Below is the notification by the Council to amend the zoning of the Point waterfront. Interested members are encouraged to attend an open day where members of the public may view the proposals for the development and ask questions on Saturday, 18 July 2015 from 09h00 to 12h00 at the DPDC Offices, 15 Timeball Boulevard, Point Waterfront, and Durban 4001.

 


Council took a decision on 21 May 2015 in terms of Clause 9(1) and Clause 22(1) of the Planning and Development Act No 6 of 2008, to initiate an amendment to the Durban Scheme, Special Zone 91: Point Waterfront along with the proposed subdivision of a portion of this area to form the Promenade and the subsequent rezoning of this area to the Beach Zone.

 

The proposal is a combined application consisting of three components mentioned above (i.e.: Amendment to the scheme, Subdivision and rezoning). The proposal is currently in the public participation phase and the detailed reports and plans are available for viewing at the Municipal offices (Land Use Management Scheme branch, Ground Floor, City Engineers Building, 166 K.E Masinga Road) as well as the Durban Point Development Company (DPDC) offices which is located at 15 Timeball Boulevard, Point Waterfront, and Durban. Public comments are welcome. The closing date for public comments is the 12 August 2015.

 

SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSAL

 

The proposal consists of three main components, which are summarised below.

  1. The scheme amendment of Special Zone 91: Point Waterfront (amendment to the boundary as well as the scheme Clauses)
    1. The new proposal eliminates the Small craft Harbour. All development has been moved behind the building set back line this has resulted in the change to the boundary of the Special Zone 91: Point Waterfront.
    2. The scheme clauses will be simplified which allows for a more manageable scheme.
    3. An increase in Bulk from 575 000m2 to 750 000m2 is proposed. However the maximum Bulk is restricted until such time that additional linkages to the point area have been implemented.
    4. An increase in the maximum potential height on the sites that are still in ownership by the Durban Point Development Company

 

  1. A subdivision of a portion of Land within Special Zone 91:
  2.  
    1. A promenade is proposed between the erosion line and the building set back line and will accommodate public car parking and the various watersports clubs

 

    1. In order to accommodate this promenade the land previously included in Precinct 5 of the Point Waterfront has been subdivided to amend the boundary and further subdivided within Special Zone 91 to create twelve subdivisions inclusive of the remainder.

 

  1. The rezoning of a portion of Special Zone 91: Point Waterfront to Beach Zone:
    1. The proposed promenade will be rezoned to Beach Zone, this will tie in with the existing promenade creating a continuous promenade and hence improve the public access available to the entire beachfront.

 

A copy of the application and its accompanying documents will be open for inspection by interested members of the public between the hours of 08h00 and 12h30 Mondays to Fridays (excluding Public Holidays) at the offices of the Land Use Management Branch, Ground Floor, 166 KE Masinga (Old Ford) Road, Durban and the offices of the Durban Point Development Company located at 15 Timeball Boulevard, Point Waterfront Durban 4001.

 

You are further invited to attend an open day where members of the public may view the proposals for the development and ask questions on Saturday, 18 July 2015 from 09h00 to 12h00 at the DPDC Offices, 15 Timeball Boulevard, Point Waterfront, and Durban 4001.

 

Members of the public are invited to lodge written comments by hand with Regional Coordinator: Central Region, Land Use Management Branch, Ground Floor, 166 KE Masinga (Old Ford) Road, Durban, or by registered post to P O Box 680, Durban, 4000, or by fax to 031 311 7859, or by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 12th August 2015 Should you fail to lodge or forward comments by the said date, you will be disqualified from further participating in the process (Central Regional Office Telephone No. 031 3117605).

ENDS

Issued by eThekwini Municipalitys Communications Head, Tozi Mthethwa.

For more information contact Gugu Mbonambi on 0313114855 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.