• JUZ A DAY (Daily Qur'an) - Local and International Recitors
    Thu, 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
    [ - ]


Radio Islam Logo

((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo

Westown, KZN’s new “green city”

Aug 16, 2022

By Annisa Essack

The upgrading of Kassier Road has started the construction of Westown in Shongweni.

Westown is the first development activity within the Shongweni Urban Development, an eThekwini project of over 2 000 hectares. It is a mixed-use precinct of urban and green spaces built around the retail high street of Westown Square.

Westown is strategically located in Shongweni, KwaZulu-outer-west Natal’s region, and is perfectly positioned for an integrated urban environment between Durban and Pietermaritzburg on the country’s main economic arterial, the N3.

Westown is being developed by Durban-based Fundamentum Property Group. The first phase of construction, which will start in September, will include bulk and internal infrastructure (water, wastewater, electricity, and roads), as well as the development of Westown Square, a retail high-street offering with open and convenient spaces that provide access to shopping, dining, commercial, and recreational opportunities.

The Westown catalytic project has the backing of all three branches of government, as well as leadership from surrounding communities and local businesses and stakeholders like the Durban Shongweni Club and Polo Club, The Mushroom Farm, Shongweni Farmer’s Market, and Denny Mushroom Farm. eThekwini Municipality and landowners Tongaat Hulett are also important partners in the development of Westown.

Westown is a place – the new City of the West.  A ground-breaking, locally driven initiative that connects people with spaces and experiences, bringing new opportunities to live, work and thrive. Now that the first tender for the upgrade of Kassier Road has been awarded to a stellar local development team, including contractors Stefanutti Stocks and engineering consultants SMEC South Africa, we are eager to get moving“, comments Fundamentum CEO, Carlos Correia.

Westown’s development will begin in September with the construction of the R1.3 billion Westown Square, the development’s 45 000m2 retail heart. This will take place alongside the road upgrade and the remaining infrastructure components, such as water, wastewater, and access roads, which are all scheduled to be completed by September 2024.

Westown will be the new economic hub for Durban’s Outer West, attracting R15 billion in new investment over the next ten to fifteen years. Westown focuses on innovation, creating a legacy of multidisciplinary planning, engineering, architecture, and place-making that will unlock the region’s investment potential. It is based on urban sustainability and the use of open space and ecological assets.

Fundamentum is proud to announce the establishment of the Westown Foundation as part of their commitment to local sustainability, participation, and empowerment. The Westown Foundation will facilitate and amplify local socioeconomic opportunities created by the development of Westown.

The initial focus, in collaboration with contractors Stefanutti Stocks, is the creation of a new on-site training centre that will provide skills development and training in construction and building-related trades.

These skills will be applied on-site as Westown develops, facilitating opportunities beyond the training centre and ensuring a legacy of skill transfer and local social upliftment and empowerment.

It offers a brand-new destination for living, working, shopping, doing business, and engaging in recreational activities within a managed urban environment, complete with all the amenities and facilities that go with it. Westown will be developed by Fundamentum, which will build its own commercial and industrial real estate portfolio, as well as medium and high-density residential complexes and other commercial, distribution, and warehouse construction by developers and investors.



Prime Spot!!!


Related Articles

Radio Islam speaks to new Eskom Board Chair

Radio Islam speaks to new Eskom Board Chair

Neelam Rahim | neelam@radioislam.co.za 3 min read | 22:40 pm CAT Mpho Makwana is the new Eskom board chair and will have his work cut out. The country is facing Stage 4 load shedding for the foreseeable future after Eskom announced yesterday afternoon that a...

read more
The Africa Report

The Africa Report

Neelam Rahim | neelam@radioislam.co.za 4 min read | 21:00 pm CAT In this week’s edition of the Africa Report, Radio Islam International discussed with Dr Emmanuel Matambo, Research Director at the University of Johannesburg's Centre for Africa-China Studies (CACS)....

read more
Gauteng to have a new premier tomorrow

Gauteng to have a new premier tomorrow

Neelam Rahim | neelam@radioislam.co.za 2 min read | 20:32 pm CAT Political changes are afoot in Gauteng, with the provincial legislature to hold a special sitting tomorrow to elect a new premier for the province. The future of current premier David Makhura was already...

read more
Musk moves ahead to buy Twitter at original price of $44bn

Musk moves ahead to buy Twitter at original price of $44bn

Umamah Bakharia | ub@radioislam.co.za 4min read 5 October 2022 | 11:00 am CAT Elon Musk says he is ready to push through with his buyout of Twitter at the original agreed price of $44 billion. This comes as a trial is underway over his efforts to withdraw from the...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.