Princess Vlei Wetland upgrade moving ahead slowly

The Princess Vlei Forum signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the City of Cape Town, which enabled the Forum to act as a community liaison group in the management of Princess Vlei.

This followed the City’s historic decision in March 2014 to scrap plans for the shopping mall at Princess Vlei in response to community protest.

"The Princess Vlei Forum describes the Vlei as "the gateway to the wetland system that runs through Grassy Park, purifying the water before it runs into the sea. The Vlei has a big history, and has long been treasured by the many citizens who have enjoyed its beauty and tranquility."

After the victory won by the Forum, the next step is underway. To upgrade and develop this area so that it can be a better resource for all the surrounding communities.

Bridget Pitt, Press Secretary for the Princess Vlei Forum, says things are moving, but slowly.

The City of Cape Town seems to be dragging their heels on the project.

So far tenders have only been put out for three of the initial projects, building a walkway around the Vlei, building a bridge so as to enable waling the entire way around teh Vlei, and improving the braai areas.

The Forum is raising funding privately from environmental donors, as resources from the City are limited.

Pitt says some of the City officals have proved very cooperative but these type of project take a long time to come to fruition.

The Princess Vlei Forum AGM will be held in Thursday at the Lofob Hall in Grassy park. There will be a an update report on the progress that has been made.

Listen to the interview below:


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