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Massive housing project launched

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Bonginkosi Madikizela has launched one of the province’s biggest housing projects, the Transhex Catalytic Housing Project in Worcester, on Thursday 7 December.

The R2,2 billion housing project was approved on 31 August 2017.

The DA in the Western Cape welcomed the launch of the project.

The development will not only accommodate community members from Worcester, but anyone registered on the provincial housing demand database in the Breede Valley Municipality. These are people living in Worcester, De Doorns, Touwsriver, Robertson and Rawsonville.

Transhex was identified in the Breede Valley Human Settlements Plan (HSP) as a proposed pilot project for housing development and identified in the Spatial Development Framework as an area for urban development. The objective of Transhex is to alleviate the housing backlog in the region.

There are currently 26 800 people needing housing in the Breede Valley. The provincial housing backlog is over 575 000.

The project is estimated to be completed in 2022 and will yield more than 8 000 housing opportunities. It will be implemented in phases, one phase one consisting of 2 544 housing units.

Madikizela said the launch was very important to the Department and the people of Breede Valley. He said the Transhex Catalytic Housing Project is one of the province’s eight catalytic projects.

“We are investing R2,2 billion in this project to accommodate nearly 9 000 families,” Madikizela said. “We are no longer building houses but communities. We are providing homes to people earning between R0–R15 000, and they will all be accommodated here in Transhex.

“The Western Cape is a big construction site and 108 000 houses will be built in this province by the end of this term of government. Transhex will be contributing to this number and there are many other ongoing projects.”

Madikizela said he was looking forward to come back to Worcester and hand over the first completed house in a few months’ time.

He urged officials to ensure the principle of first come first serve applies in the allocation of the houses and emphasised that the elderly and disabled people be prioritised.

“We cannot have a situation where youngsters get houses before their grandmothers and grandfathers,” Madikizela said. “We also need to make sure disabled people and child headed households are identified and assisted.”

The DA also commended Madikizela for calling on officials to ensure the elderly and disabled are prioritised in the allocation of houses.

They are urging residents to ensure that they are registered on the municipal housing database.

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