Our work is influenced by the investment plans of government agencies, universities, international funders, transport operators, and many others. As a delicate balancing act, we also take into account the demands of civil society, resident committee, community based, and faith-based organisations.
Some of our key influences are:
City of Cape Town policies and statutory plans, including (but not limited to)
- Integrated Development Plan (IDP) 2017 – 2022
- Spatial Development Framework (SDF)
- Integrated Transport Plan (ITP)
- Built Environment Performance Plan (BEPP)
- Transit-oriented development (TOD) policy
ACSA Aerotropolis Feasibility Study
conducted for Airports Company South Africa the study identified the key role the airport plays in the regional economy, and particularly the opportunities to enable socio-economic development in the Metro Central and Philippi areas through an air-based TOD approach. ACSA additionally is driving (ongoing) processes to investigate, test and initiate development on Swartklip and Symphony Way
Passenger Rail Authority of South Africa (PRASA)
Feasibility studies for the Blue Downs rail link and associated 3 new stations (Wimbledon, Blue Downs and Mfuleni) estimated R5bn of investment, and feasibility studies for Nolungile node.
Faculty for Infrastructure Development (ORIO) of the Dutch Government / Kingdom of the Netherlands encourages public-infrastructure development in upcoming markets and developing countries. The City of Cape Town secured an ORIO grant in 2013. The schedule of work includes the upgrading of PTIs and the development and management of these PTIs with a new management system in association with the community and land users to ensure continuation of project objectives during operations.
MyCiti Feeder Routes along Symphony Way
The TDA is prioritising the Blue Downs feeder system, the restructuring of the bus network upon assignment of the Contracting Authority function and the development of the BRT corridor along Symphony Way.
Western Cape Government and Housing Development Agency
The Southern Corridor Human Settlements strategy seeks to upgrade informal settlements along the N2 Corridor and Airport Precinct as one of the Province’s primary ‘Catalytic Projects’.
“Blue Downs IZ is premised on the potential development opportunities and structural efficiencies afforded by the committed investment in the multi-billion-rand rail link extension facilitated by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Other catalysts for integrated planning and development include the partnership with ACSA (in relation to the Swartklip land development) and the supportive feeder systems for station precincts along the rail route (Wimbledon, Blue Downs and Nolungile). The “Southern Corridor” human settlement project comprising clusters of informal settlements in proximity to the N2 highway traverses both the Blue Downs and Metro-South East IZs.”