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Location Updates

Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Location Workshop Cape Town

   

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Cape Town City Hall to be closed for renovations

 

The City of Cape Town's City Hall will not be available for filming from September 2017 to June 2018, owing to extensive upgrades. However, the municipal court on the ground floor will not be affected and will continue operations as per normal. 

Built in 1905, the iconic City Hall building is in need of urgent repairs and upgrades due to the ageing infrastructure. 

   

Thursday 13 July, 2017

Storm & Fire damage caused to Sea Point Pavilion

In the storm of 7 June 2017, extensive damage was caused to the infrastructure and mechanical equipment at Sea Point Pavilion which forced the closure of the pool. 

Two weeks later, on 21 June 2017, a fire occurred due to an electrical short and three main distribution boards were heavily damaged leaving the facility without electricity.

An insurance claim was lodged for the repairs to be carried out.  The staff at the facility have since drained all pools in order to remove the sand and debris that had gathered during the storm, however due to the sea water pumps being offline and the facility being without electricity, it is not possible to fill the pools until repairs have been completed. 

There was also extensive damage to the railings along the facility perimeter which pose an OHS concern and this will also delay the reopening.

It is hoped that the repairs will be completed during the winter so that the main pool can reopen by spring, 1 September 2017.

   

Wednesday 12 July, 2017

New cycling lane to connect Big Bay and Melkbosstrand

The City of Cape Town’s Transport and Urban Development Authority recently commenced with the construction of a 5,85 km cycle lane between Big Bay and Melkbosstrand. Read more below:

The City handed over the site to the contractor on 30 March 2017 and, if all goes as planned, this cycle lane will be completed by the end of September this year.

The route forms part of the city-wide non-motorised master plan which is intended to transform Cape Town into a pedestrian- and cycling-friendly city where tourists and locals have access to safe cycling lanes and walkways with universal access. Also, the City received many requests from local councilors and recreational cyclists for the provision of a safe cycling facility along this route which is very popular over weekends, on public holidays, and in the early morning.

‘Numerous factors were taken into consideration when deciding to construct the cycling lane, including the safety of cyclists and the environmental impact. The lane will benefit all users of this route, motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in that it will create a safer environment for all,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Area North, Councillor Suzette Little.

The 3 m wide cycle lane is being constructed along the eastern side of the road with a delineator kerb on the roadside of the lane.

‘The cycle lane will run alongside Otto Du Plessis Drive (M14) and the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. No road closures are anticipated during the construction period. However, the Derdesteen parking area has been closed to the public since it is being used as the demarcated site camp for the duration of the project,’ said Councillor Little.

 The City apologises for the inconvenience caused to users of the area and would like to note that the remaining four coastal parking areas along this coastline will remain open to the public.

 The Blaauwberg Nature Reserve is only 25 km from the centre of Cape Town and is regarded as a global biodiversity hot spot. It is approximately 2 000 hectares in size and has a rich mosaic of natural, cultural and historical elements.

‘Cape Town’s natural beauty provides the ideal opportunity for locals and visitors to grab their hiking boots and cameras, hop onto their bicycles, and get out and up close with our breathtaking natural surroundings. With the new cycle lane, getting to the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve will be easier, safer, and more fun,’ said Councillor Little.

   

Thursday 22 June, 2017

SANParks FAQ

SanParks has recently included a "FAQ" on its website to detail the requirements for filming in Table Mountain National Park.  

As the requirements are quite detailed, please click here to view the relevant information. 

   

Tuesday 20 June, 2017

City of Cape Town publishes Film Tariffs for 2017/2018

The City of Cape Town has published its revised tariffs for filming for the 2017 - 2018 year.

To download the full tariff booklet, please click here.

To find the individual tariff booklet for each departement, please click here and select Annexure 6

   

Monday 17 April, 2017

Water Restrictions require Production Companies to complete City Forms

Due to water restrictions in the Western Cape, all production companies wanting to incorporate water effects into their shoots are now required to fill out a form and submit it to the relevant authority at the City of Cape Town.

To download the form, click here

 

 

   

Monday 6 March, 2017

Atlantis Dunes Upgrade - Gate 1 closed until June 2018

   
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