The Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) – C3 Corridor
- Catalytic Project: Category A (in or near implementation)
- Area: Transport Corridors
- The project involves the construction and widening of road lanes, access bridges, IRPTN stations.
- Intensification of land uses along the corridor in the form of commercial uses, residential and related social facilities.
- The consolidation of land parcels along the corridor is being undertaken as part of a land use strategy.
The Land Use Strategy includes seven stations which are; Moodie Street, Pinetown Civic Centre, Beviss Road, Henwood, Regent, Wyebank and Westrich. In these areas, land has been identified for high rise mixed-use buildings which can be used for retail, offices, residential as well as public space creation such as parks and outdoor libraries with Wi-Fi access.
There are also investment opportunities, which include state owned land, business centers and hubs, and skills development.
Contact Invest Durban to find out about available investment opportunities.
- Investment Value: R3.8-million (Planning Project) + R3.77-billion (Road Construction)
- Annual Rates: Road Build – Nil, Planning Component project in progress
- Construction Jobs: 17 335
- Permanent Jobs: 1 659
- Other: Integrator, connector of the City
Land Use Strategy:
- Inception report completed
- Status quo report complemented
- Budget spend of R1.7-million to date
- Workshop around proposal 23rd May 2016
- Full project spend of R3.8-million by 12/2016
- Project on track – delivery Feb 2017
*At time of publication. See also recent announcement regarding progress here.
- Road construction is on track and is scheduled for delivery April 2017
Key issues / challenges
- Road construction work stoppages
- Maintenance budget for road infrastructure needs to be secured in the future
- Potential threat of vandalism of facilities
- Invasion of strategic parcel of lands for corridor development
- The clearance of transit camps and informal settlements on parcel of land
- Infrastructural Requirements only evident after 24 February 2017 when services providers consider the final plan – budgets and delivery required
Response and way forward
- Land Use Strategy to be taken to Council for adoption May 2017 and effected in the Land Use Management Regional Offices.
Contact / enquire
For the most current update on opportunities, project progress, outstanding actions and investment requirements, contact Invest Durban.