The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) and the Western Cape Government (WCG) Department of Human Settlements (DHS) represented respectively by Executive Mayor, Alderman Memory Booysen and MEC Tertuis Simmers, recently concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation relating to housing programmes between their respective spheres of government. This is a high-level arrangement between a WCG Department and a District Municipality, that seeks to strengthen endeavours to realise specific housing interventions of a mixed range and options. These interventions still have to be unpacked, requires a number of steps and developments before the GRDM is able to implement and make available various low to medium-income household options within the boundaries of the Garden Route.
It is therefore important to note that these projects have not yet been realised, but that further formal announcements about related progress and specific locations where such projects have been deemed feasible enough to implement, will be made to members of the public in due course. This will allow the GRDM and its member municipalities to cater for the required beneficiaries as and when projects are in a state of readiness to be offered to the public.
In summary, therefore, GRDM is still in the process of developing a system that will include projects, which will be linked to specific locations. A formal announcement will be made to the public and/or interested households in due course.