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Old June 8th, 2010, 10:10 AM   #21
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Municipality plans to reduce noise at Umhlanga property development


The eThekwini municipality is looking at rearranging the position of units in the Cornubia housing development, beside the N2 in Umhlanga, in a bid to reduce noise levels from low-flying aircraft in the area.

This was according to the land manager in the city's housing unit, Belinda Benson, speaking yesterday after a presentation to the housing committee on progress made on Cornubia since the R20 billion project was first mooted by mayor Obed Mlaba in November, 2005. It is envisaged that the project will incorporate low-income and middle-income housing, schools, businesses, clinics and other public service infrastructure.

Benson said changes in the current plan were necessitated by the requirements imposed by the environment department to overcome the noise challenge.

Housing committee chairman Nigel Gumede said the city should ensure the houses had special sound treatment and were built to accommodate any vibrations caused by aircraft that may have an impact on humans.

But housing department head Coughlan Pather said the problem with sound treatment was that the recipients of the houses would be too poor to afford air-conditioned homes.

"We will seal the houses, but people will open their windows because they are too poor to put air conditioners in their homes," he said.

Benson said construction of the project's first phase, which includes 5 000 housing units, would begin early next year.

"Tenders will go out towards the end of the month for the construction of the houses and infrastructure," she said.

Benson said the city was also engaged in discussions with stakeholders to acquire additional land near Verulam.

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Airport noise pollution means housing development reduced
March 3 2011 at 12:09pm



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THE number of houses proposed for the first phase of the huge Cornubia development has been slashed by nearly 75 percent because of predicted future noise pollution levels from the King Shaka International Airport.

This is according to an amended version of the Cornubia environmental impact assessment (EIA) report published yesterday.

The amended report states that only 2 800 homes would be built in the first phase of the proposed development – compared with about 11 600 homes proposed in the original EIA report published last year.

However, the amended report gives no indication that the overall number of 50 000 houses would be reduced. The final number of residents has been calculated at about 200 000.

This suggests that the density of homes in later phases could be increased substantially to take up some of the land sterilised for residential development through noise pollution.

Some of the Cornubia land affected has been rezoned so that commerce and light industry would be in the noisiest section of the 1 300ha site.

According to the SSI consultancy group carrying out the EIA, the changes to the plans became necessary when eThekwini municipality stipulated in July that no homes should be built where the level of ambient noise reached 55 decibels.

None of the Cornubia land falls within this noise control limit, but modelling results show that land on the eastern side would be affected by the 55db limit in 2035 because of growing aircraft traffic and noise levels at King Shaka.

As a result, the plans have been revised to shift commercial and industrial land uses to where some houses would have been in the initial plan.

“As a result of the removal of residential (development) from the noise contour, the size of phase 1 of the Cornubia development has been reduced significantly from an initial 614ha to 295ha,” the report states.

Cornubia is a joint project by the municipality and Tongaat-Hulett Developments, and includes a significant proportion of free low-cost houses, known as “breaking new ground” (BNG) units.

The consultants report that, “on the whole, almost all communities likely to be affected are excited and enthusiastic” about the project, particularly those of areas such as Ottawa, Phoenix, Verulam and Waterloo.

However, they concede that “for a smaller number of people living in the more resourced areas such as Mt Edgecombe, the perception is that the increase in population, the densification of the urban landscape and the increase in traffic will impact negatively”.

The report notes that the transport infrastructure in the northern Durban region is “stretched” and would come under increasing pressure from the development of Cornubia, King Shaka and the Dube trade port.

“The negative impact of crime resulting from an increase in population by approximately 50 000 households (at least 15 000… from impoverished circumstances) is likely to be a reality,” the report says.

Unless several police stations were built in the area, it was likely that increased crime would create “major problems and concerns” for neighbouring communities.

The consultants add it is unlikely that residents of the BNG precinct would have the resources to maintain their homes and surroundings adequately.

“It is proposed that a fund be established at the earliest by the developers, into which all homeowners pay a small levy, expressly for the purpose of maintaining the precinct.

“An issue of significant concern is the perception that the process of allocation (of free houses) is not transparent... Residents from the lower income groups who did not qualify for BNG houses were concerned that processes for accessing houses at Cornubia were bound to be ‘corrupt’.”

To access the amended draft EIA report, visit www.bohlweki.co.za or call Real Consulting at 031 765 6670, or e-mail luci@realconsulting.co.za or dennis@strategicplan.co.za


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Work on Phase 1, the business park development and a 15000m2 retail centre have commenced. The park is near the Ottawa exit.
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Cornubia to get R20bn private sector injection

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A multi-billion rand project, Cornubia, as a mixed use and mixed income development, spanning over 20 years, will alter the skyline of Umhlanga in the future

Up to R20 billion in private sector investment is expected to be injected into the Cornubia mixed-used housing, commercial and industrial district planned adjacent to the N2 near Umhlanga over its development lifespan.

That’s the word from Michael Deighton, a director of Tongaat Hulett developments, the property group and “master-planners” leading several major projects north of Durban and who are working jointly with the eThekwini municipality on Cornubia.

He was speaking at a Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industrial business seminar last week on the developments together with Dube TradePort official. Dighton said Tongaat Hulett Developments was on the verge of securing two investments totalling between R2bn and R3bn into Cornubia.

“We are in serious negotiations with major JSE-listed groups and hope to finalise these deals by September. Cornubia is one of the biggest developments being planned north of Durban and is essentially new mini city.” He said.

The Daily News has reported that a wrangle between the municipality and the KwaZulu-Natal Housing Department had settled the R25-billion project.

But Deighton said reports about delays were a result of a “misunderstanding” between the council and provincial government.

“I can tell you it is happening. The EIA for the entire Cornubia South is under way,” he said.

Construction on the pilot phase of the first 500 low-income houses by the municipality would start before the end of the year.

In the first phase in “Cornubia South”, Tongaat Hulett has sold about 370ha of developable land to city, for affordable housing. The group retained about 354ha of developable land in the area, part of which would include the Cornubia Industrial and Business Estate.

Cornubia represents more than 1 500ha of developable land on a site about 2 400ha. “Cornubia North” would have about 813ha of developable land heading towards the airport.

“Cornubia is being developed as Kwazulu-Natal and eThekwini’s first sustainable integrated human settlement, but over the next two decades most of the investments into Cornubia will be from the private sector.

The public sector including the municipality, as well as provincial government will invest about R5bn in the project, mainly on housing, infrastructure again. I beg to differ.

We are seeing this in the interest already being expressed in Cornubia Industrial and Business Estate will only go on to the marketing in February/March 2012, but already half is spoken for,” he said.


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Old July 26th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #26
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Cornubia to get R20bn private sector injection

By Tongaat Hulett developments


A multi-billion rand project, Cornubia, as a mixed use and mixed income development, spanning over 20 years, will alter the skyline of Umhlanga in the future

Up to R20 billion in private sector investment is expected to be injected into the Cornubia mixed-used housing, commercial and industrial district planned adjacent to the N2 near Umhlanga over its development lifespan.

That’s the word from Michael Deighton, a director of Tongaat Hulett developments, the property group and “master-planners” leading several major projects north of Durban and who are working jointly with the eThekwini municipality on Cornubia.

He was speaking at a Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industrial business seminar last week on the developments together with Dube TradePort official. Dighton said Tongaat Hulett Developments was on the verge of securing two investments totalling between R2bn and R3bn into Cornubia.

“We are in serious negotiations with major JSE-listed groups and hope to finalise these deals by September. Cornubia is one of the biggest developments being planned north of Durban and is essentially new mini city.” He said.

The Daily News has reported that a wrangle between the municipality and the KwaZulu-Natal Housing Department had settled the R25-billion project.

But Deighton said reports about delays were a result of a “misunderstanding” between the council and provincial government.

“I can tell you it is happening. The EIA for the entire Cornubia South is under way,” he said.

Construction on the pilot phase of the first 500 low-income houses by the municipality would start before the end of the year.

In the first phase in “Cornubia South”, Tongaat Hulett has sold about 370ha of developable land to city, for affordable housing. The group retained about 354ha of developable land in the area, part of which would include the Cornubia Industrial and Business Estate.

Cornubia represents more than 1 500ha of developable land on a site about 2 400ha. “Cornubia North” would have about 813ha of developable land heading towards the airport.

“Cornubia is being developed as Kwazulu-Natal and eThekwini’s first sustainable integrated human settlement, but over the next two decades most of the investments into Cornubia will be from the private sector.

The public sector including the municipality, as well as provincial government will invest about R5bn in the project, mainly on housing, infrastructure again. I beg to differ.

We are seeing this in the interest already being expressed in Cornubia Industrial and Business Estate will only go on to the marketing in February/March 2012, but already half is spoken for,” he said.


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Shocking! You should report them!
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umm...seems more like a Tongaat Hulett press release to me... its as is on their website too...
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Council to rethink Cornubia tender
January 30 2012 at 09:27am
By Gugu Mbonambi


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An artist's impression of the houses likely to be built at the eThekwini municipalitys Cornubia development, north of Durban.


eThekwini municipal manager Sibusiso Sithole has proposed that the Cornubia Integrated Housing Project tender be advertised to allow for an open and fair procurement process.

The Minority Front had challenged the municipal housing department’s recommendation that the contract of a company already hired to work at Cornubia be given a multimillion-rand extension.

Cornubia is a mixed-use, low- and middle-income development near Mount Edgecombe. According to the housing department, the project incorporates the construction of 20 000 low and middle-income houses, clinics, schools, businesses and other infrastructure.

Vela VKE Consulting Engineers Limited had been given a R5.5 million contract for the “civil and structural design and contract monitoring” in Area 1B of Cornubia in December 2010. According to a housing department report presented earlier this month, because of changes brought about by the “removal of environmental restrictions” in the area last year, more houses could be built there.

The report said “it is not practical to request new tenders as the professional responsibility will be compromised and the tender process will cause a delay in the implementation of the project for six months”.

The report, which had been signed by housing department head Cogi Pather, recommended that Vela VKE’s contract be increased from R5.5m to R13.4m, excluding VAT, for the “civil and structural design to accommodate the increased housing yield of Area 1B and to supervise and monitor the construction of the house top structures”. Last week, Sithole suggested that there be consideration of advertising the tender to allow for an “open and fair process”.

MF executive committee member Patrick Pillay said it was wise to advertise the extension of the contract as this would negate negative speculation on the project and start it on a positive note.

“We welcome the municipal manager’s proposal as it will allow for an open tender process,” he said.

The proposal would be discussed at Monday’s full council meeting. - The Mercury


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Road plans are already in place with 3 new interchanges to be developed. one on N2, one on M41 at Phoenix highway and one further along M41 at Ottawa
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R100m battle over roads
May 17 2012 at 10:04am
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Durban ratepayers could be saddled with another hefty bill of about R100 million, over Cornubia's roadway.

Durban ratepayers could be saddled with another hefty bill of about R100 million because of a last-minute battle over who should pay to upgrade the congested roads around the new Cornubia housing project near uMhlanga.

The row, involving eThekwini municipality, the provincial Department of Transport and Tongaat Hulett Developments, could put a major spanner in the works and delay development of the R20 billion Cornubia project, along with thousands of new construction jobs.

The city’s human settlements and infrastructure committee meeting was told on Wednesday that urgent, top-level intervention was needed to address the impasse between the city and the Department of Transport.

This could include making urgent appeals for intervention to President Jacob Zuma, the National Planning Commission and Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale if the department failed to honour previous pledges to pay for the upgrading of provincial roads around Cornubia.

Councillors have recommended that a letter be sent to Zuma in which the council would note its concern about the department’s “apparent lack of commitment to funding their share of the bulk road infrastructure”.

Dave Renwick, project executive from the city’s engineering unit, told the committee that the Department of Transport’s lack of participation in funding parts of the roads was a challenge.

“We need funding from the Transport Department to assist in funding bulk road infrastructure for Cornubia. We have support from the national Transport Department but we need to get the provincial department on board.”

Renwick said the project was expected to create 387 000 construction-related jobs and nearly 43 000 permanent jobs.

“On completion the development is expected to contribute R237.6 million a year to the city’s rates base and about R1.5 billion a year in taxes,” he said.

The Cornubia housing development would be adjacent to the N2 near uMhlanga and Phoenix and Durban’s first mixed-use, mixed- income “sustainable integrated development”. It is a joint venture between eThekwini municipality and Tongaat Hulett Developments. The development plan aims to incorporate low-income and middle-income housing, schools, businesses, clinics and other public services.

A report before the committee says R5.6bn is to be needed for bulk infrastructure, including water, sanitation, electricity and roads.

Costs had been divided among roleplayers, but the main problem area in cost-sharing which had not been resolved was for roads and interchanges considered to be the responsibility of the Transport Department.

These formed part of the existing provincial roads and the cost estimates were in the region of about R606m over a 15-year period.

The most critical of these was the upgrade of the N2/M41 interchange at uMhlanga, which, subject to funding agreements, was due to start in August.

“This interchange is operating beyond its capacity and, unless it is upgraded, Cornubia cannot be developed,” the report reads.

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) would foot 50 percent of the bill (R303m) with the Transport Department responsible a further R303m because the M14 was a provincial road.

The report says the Department of Transport had indicated that it would not fund the upgrade because the need for it was due to the increase in local traffic. It argued that the municipality should foot the bill.

“This approach fails to recognise their responsibility to ensure that their roads are safely able to cope with the volume of traffic, and also ignores the strategic significance of their road network in unlocking the huge development potential that will repay the investment many times over,” the report reads.

However, provincial transport spokesman Kwanele Ncalane said the department was aware of the matter, but there had not been a thorough discussion with city officials.

He said city officials had met acting transport head Sbu Gumbi on Wednesday and it was agreed in principle that the other 50 percent would be split between the department, the city and the developers.

This suggests that Durban ratepayers would have to cough up an extra R101m for road upgrades.

“The department is committed but we will not pay 50 percent. A traffic assessment study was done to determine who was responsible for the traffic, so we are saying everyone must contribute. The officials and the department will have another meeting next week to discuss the matter,” he said.

ANC councillor Bhekuyise Kikine said: “Given the fact that the provincial road department is not coming to the party, can’t the national Transport Department command the provincial Transport Department to come to the party?”

Human settlement committee chairman Nigel Gumede said it was imperative the Cornubia housing project succeeded because the city was sitting on a housing “time bomb”.

“Currently we are seeing the duplicating of informal settlements through the building of transit camps. We are lucky that we have not seen people marching.” - The Mercury


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I'm somewhat dumbfound by the Department of Transports response..

Its a provincial road, therefore they are responsible for it.... this whole "we will look at who is responsible for the traffic, and they will pay" thing just seems like nonsense to me.
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Ok just found this... it is from March... but boy has alot been going on here!!!!


Progress at Cornubia

By Editor on March 14, 2012 in News



March 2012: Construction work at the groundbreaking Cornubia development north of Umhlanga Ridge has already commenced, with work under way on eThekwini’s Phase 1A and access road.

Karen Petersen, Tongaat Hulett Development Executive responsible for Cornubia said, “The first six units of the pilot are complete (including the showhouse) and the balance of the contract is progressing well. Tenders for the industrial area close on March 15 and the developers intend to start construction on the 1st phase by the end of April.”




A picture of one of the subsidised units under construction in Phase 1A

Cornubia is a joint venture between the city and Tongaat Hulett, and Petersen helped explain the relationship and history of this massive project, which is eventually projected to create 370 000 temporary construction jobs and 36 000 new employment opportunities: “Four years ago in 2008, Tongaat Hulett and eThekwini Municipality entered into a Co-operation and Alignment Agreement (MOU) with a view to co-operate on facilitating delivery of one or more integrated human settlements in the municipal area, beginning with Cornubia. Both parties subscribed to the national New Housing Vision and Policy (often referred to as Breaking New Ground), which is to promote the achievement of a non-racial, integrated society through the development of sustainable human settlements and quality housing, as well as to continue and deepen their existing ‘partnership’.”

Yet to be formalised

Petersen continued: “While this joint initiative has yet to be formalised and finalised, the agreement stipulated that one of the primary responsibilities of Tongaat Hulett was to make available suitable land which would be developed in accordance with the agreement. More specifically, the development of all non-subsidised housing and the planning and implementation of its developments were the responsibilities of Tongaat Hulett.”




A google image with the approved framework plan superimposed on to the Cornubia landholding

In addition, Tongaat Hulett would support the local municipality by making its expertise and intellectual capital available to help drive this immense initiative.

The scale of Cornubia is indeed impressive: A 1 200 hectare landholding, it includes about 450ha of non-developable land (predominantly environmentally sensitive areas, such as wetlands, buffers and floodplains, but also servitudes, steep slopes etc). The remaining 750ha has been divided into several uses, with the residential development using more than 245ha of land (subsidised housing takes up more than 65% of this), followed by general business (which includes commercial, retail and office uses) of 186ha, light industrial of 171ha and mixed use of 50ha.

Petersen commented: “A development of this scale and magnitude (Cornubia will provide about 25 000 homes, and a population of close to 100 000 people), requires a substantial number of supportive facilities, and social facilities in the form of schools, clinics, multi-purpose centres etc, will need to be provided, utilising close to 60ha.”



An artist's impression of what the industrial land could look like


Greenfields

As a massive greenfields development (defined as the creation of planned communities on previously undeveloped land), Cornubia is seen as the ideal opportunity to create a new town north of Durban.

Tongaat Hulett says the development will be built on sound principles of sustainable development, integration of income levels, employment and economic opportunities, lifestyle facilities and infrastructure.

“By offering attributes such as safety and security, public open space, traffic accessibility, proximity to labour pools, and an excellent working environment, Cornubia will build communities and position itself as a place to live, work and play. More importantly, Cornubia represents the vision and commitment of a government which has its dreams and ideals of its people in mind, as well as a willing private sector development partner keen to help make a difference.”

And how to get to Cornubia, where the access points will be for the development?

“A series of interconnected routes are planned. Due to its strategic location, the development will facilitate accessibility and connectivity to the surrounding areas and their respective opportunities. The north-south and east-west linkages allow the study area to be connected to the N2, M41, and R102,” said Petersen. “Key north-south linkages include the proposed ‘Dube West’ BRT, route accessed from the Mt Edgecombe/M41 interchange, as well as ‘Dube East’, to be accessed off the M41 and an upgraded Flanders Drive interchange.”

In addition to these, other key routes within the development include “Cornubia Boulevard”, another proposed BRT route which also forms part of the City’s IRPTN, which will link areas in the west such as Verulam, Ottawa and Phoenix from the R102 to Umhlanga in the east. “Blackburn Link”, which will link areas from the R102 through the upcoming Cornubia Industrial and Business Estate all the way to the N2, is seen as a more long-term route.

A major national retailer and financial institution will be investing in a new emerging commercial node off Flanders Drive in Mt Edgecombe. Negotiations are under way to conclude this major transaction and this 28ha portion of land will release about 100 000m2 of commercial bulk, mainly for value destination retail in early 2015. – By Garth Johnstone

***Karen Petersen is the Tongaat Hulett Development Executive responsible primarily for Cornubia, the future Cornubia North (located north of the Ohlanga River, opposite Sibaya, which THD believes will provide additional subsidised housing opportunities for eThekwini in the future) and other smaller landholdings north-west of the King Shaka International Airport.

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Cornubia Road Over Rail Bridge


Contract No: 1H 5007
Client: Ethekwini Municipality Housing Department
Engineer: Vela VKE & SLB Consulting
Duration: 8 months
Value: R 7 250 000.00
Contract Description: The construction of a road over rail bridge across the main railway line between Durban and Stanger. The bridge construction involved the precast construction of 27 beams spanning a distance of between 8 - 12m as well as all associated bridge works.





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Cornubia info from Tongaat Hulett Results presentation, shows the scale and how in demand the industrial component is. New retail to come up near Mt Edgecombe and 100s of new homes coming on stream.

Also to reassure people, the inclusionary housing is not right next to the Umhlanga Ridge new Town centre, it is buffered by the Cornubia Town Centre which will be an additional urban space across the N2 and connected to Umhlanga Ridge




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The scale is mind-bloggling. Essentially, it's like building a new town from scratch.
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Durban's massive new town takes shape

June 23 2012 at 01:43pm
By ARTHI SANPATH

Roughly the size of Umhlanga, the multi-billion-rand Cornubia low-cost housing development is slowly taking shape on the hills of sugar cane fields north of Durban.

However, it’s not all smooth sailing for the massive development. The hilly terrain and poor soil conditions have proved challenging for the contractors.

The Cornubia Precinct, at a massive 1 200ha, is a joint venture between Tongaat-Hulett Developments and the eThekwini Municipality, and aims to develop a “mixed-use” urban settlement that would include industrial, commercial and residential areas.

Cornubia is expected to create 387 000 construction-related jobs and nearly 43 000 permanent jobs, and expected to contribute R237.6 million a year to the city’s rates base and about R1.5 billion a year in taxes.

The long-awaited project broke ground in the latter part of last year, and is expected to be completed within the next 20 years, with housing and jobs for thousands of people.

Impoverished families, who now live in many of the city’s sprawling informal settlements, are expected to benefit from the housing development.

And apart from the low-cost housing units, there will also be middle- to high-income houses that will be built for sale.

Four hundred and eighty six units are meant to be completed in the pilot phase of the project by March next year, and another 2 400 units are expected to be completed in the second phase of the project.

Challenge

Dave Duke, technical director at Vela VKE, the company contracted for the civil engineering and planning, said that about 30 to 40 housing units had been completed so far.

However, the hilly terrain posed a challenge in certain sections. “We had to level out the land in some parts by doing mass platforming,” Duke said.

Vela VKE is responsible for developing the framework planning – including for road networks and storm-water systems, and identifying the provisions for bulk water supply – and the houses are being developed by SLB Consulting.

The pilot phase, however, could take longer than expected to complete.

The municipality has said that while the target for completion of the 486 units in the pilot phase is March next year, delays were expected.

“Delays in the construction activities due to rainfall and increased works will result in the programme slipping by a few months,” said municipal spokesman Thabo Mofokeng.

Before the units could be built, the contractors had to create a road network.

However, with the rise and fall of valleys, much of the road network has had to traverse the hillsides, to create suitable transport routes.

Roundabouts have also been introduced as a speed-control measure.

Duke said the topography of the land was difficult for housing, but typical of KwaZulu-Natal land. The soil, too, was “unsuitable”, as Duke explained that the clay content made it challenging for building foundations.

Duke said much of the clay had to be removed and replaced by rock and other suitable materials.

Apart from the land and the soil content, Duke said that noise levels from the nearby King Shaka International Airport had to be taken into account in the positioning of the housing units.

“In difficult areas like phase one A, we had to adjust the terrain to make it developable,” Duke said.

However, once the units were completed and municipal services such as water, electricity and sewer systems connected, the occupants will move in.

The city is remaining tight-lipped over who exactly the occupants of the low-cost homes will be.

“Residents from existing informal settlements will be identified for relocation to Phase 1A. A decision will be taken by the council on which settlements are to be targeted for relocation, taking into account various criteria,” said Mofokeng, adding that overcrowding and hazardous or unsafe conditions were some of the criteria that the city would look at in deciding who got the units.

Whoever the fortunate first occupants will be, they will have homes that comprise two bedrooms upstairs, and a lounge, kitchen and bathroom downstairs. The units were so good, said Duke, that “if you had to sell them, they could easily go for about R200 000”.

Cornubia is meant to be sustainable, with residents living close to the industrial areas that are to also spring up within Cornubia’s borders.

Duke said that several leading retailers had already indicated their interest in space in the industrial and commercial plots that were expected to come up in phase 2.

Phase 2 of the project covers a larger area and includes a range of housing units to cater for a range of income groups, industrial and commercial sites and social clusters.

“The Environmental Impact Assessment process has commenced for this phase and it is expected that this process will be finalised by December 2013,” Mofokeng said.

The industrial and commercial areas will include a range of logistics, light industry, service industrial, office and showroom uses, and is expected to generate economic opportunities for residents within Cornubia and surrounding areas such as Waterloo and Ottawa.


-Independent on Saturday


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The scale is mind-bloggling. Essentially, it's like building a new town from scratch.
And i think thats what so many people on here have not realised yet. This is beyond massive and nothing going on in SA is anyway near the scale of this, even more so if you think of the linkages to Umhlanga Ridge, Izinga Ridge, the new Sibaya node, the Dube Tradeport node and the other land around that that is being developed as industrial land... its INSANELY MASSIVE
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Cornubia Project to form part of Aerotropolis Development
DUBE TIMES - June 2012 - Edition 2






The multi-billion Rand, 1 200-hectare Cornubia project, located to the south of Dube TradePort, is set to become a vibrant mixed-use and mixed-income development within the emerging aerotropolis.

The development, located inland of Umhlanga and close to Mount Edgecombe, Phoenix, Ottawa and Waterloo, will initially provide for an 80-hectare industrial and business estate, more than 1 million square metres of commercial floor area and some 24 000 mixed affordability homes, of which about 15 000 will provide for subsidised housing opportunities. Approximately 400 hectares of land will be incorporated into a rehabilitated open space system.

The development is set to be the next major industrial hub, with easy access to Dube TradePort and the King Shaka International Airport’s passenger and cargo terminals. Sites are scheduled to come onto the market later this year. The overall project is scheduled to be completed by 2030 with estimated investment in buildings and infrastructure totalling a massive R24 billion, at current prices. The project is likely to create about 15 000 construction jobs over a 15-year period and some 48 000 permanent employment opportunities.

Cornubia is, therefore, a significant development and one with the potential to bring on-stream extensive housing opportunities, new employment and economic prospects, while creating stakeholder value through the delivery of a balanced, economic, environmental and social return which is financially viable, contributes to redressing inequalities and enhances the quality of life and value of the area.
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Cornubia Industrial and Business Estate is launching


Planned as an environment-friendly and eco-sensitively designed light industrial development, Cornubia’s Industrial and Business Estate will attract substantial interest from both developers and investors alike.

Situated in the northwest corner of Cornubia, adjacent to Ottawa and less than 15km from the new King Shaka International Airport at La Mercy, the estate lies less than 5km from Umhlanga’s Town Centre and Gateway precincts, and will be highly accessible from the N2 freeway, M41 and R102. The 200ha gross development will provide 80ha of industrial platform and consist of approximately 38 industrial stands and 16 activity stands, ranging from small to large, providing a total of 480 000m˛ of bulk. Sites will be designed to allow flexibility for all the needs of developers and purchasers with both subdivision and consilidation permitted. The development will make provision for light (non-noxious) industrial uses, including warehousing, distribution, non-manufacturing, service-orientated business and office space. A large portion of the business estate will comprise of a landscaped and rehabilitated wetland and open space system.

The industrial and business estate will aim to offer attributes such as safety and security, traffic accessibility, environmental sustainability, an attractive landscape, proximity to labour pools and an excellent work environment will make Cornubia’s industrial development a highly sought-after industrial and business estate and northern Durban.

Owners/buyers and tenants will be required to conform to the estates’s architectural and operational code and guidelines, all designed to uphold the industrial/business estate vision. The landscaping of each stand will be controlled to provide for uniformity and consistent quality. The maintenance and irrigation of the landscaping will be undertaken by the Management Association to ensure effective landscape management of all public and visible private spaces.

The location, infrastructure, accessibility and security of Cornubia’s industrial and business estate will make it an outstanding property investment opportunity








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