The Tshwane Automotive City (TAC) Masterplan, which was developed in 2016, has recently been adopted by the City of Tshwane (CoT) and incorporated into the Regional Spatial Development Framework (RSDF) on 28 February 2019. The City also plans to make necessary funding available in line with the TAC Masterplan.
The decision to adopt the TAC Masterplan came after a number of consultations that took place between industry, impacted community representatives and council members from all functions within the City of Tshwane.
Subsequent to the decision to adopt the TAC Masterplan, the key stakeholders in the area recommended and requested authorities to commence with the construction of the K217 Road, which will unlock over R50-billion worth of investments within the TAC boundaries.
The adoption of the TAC Masterplan by the City of Tshwane necessitates the K217 road development, as this is a catalyst infrastructure project for the entire TAC development.
The K217 is a provincial road which completes the road network in the Region 1 area. This provincial route has been on the Gauteng Provincial Department of Roads and Transport’s plans from the 1980s, but was not prioritized, due to the unavailability of funds.
The pledge by some of the key investors in the area aims to change this by supporting government with funding, land donations and other technical contributions that will accelerate the road construction.
This road development will immediately trigger the development of an Inland Port Precinct and unlock a R5-billion mixed use development by the Rosslyn Hub Development Company (Pty) Ltd.
The length of this link is approximately 11 kilometers. The road is earmarked to become a Class 2 road with 4 lanes when completed. K217 acts as a freight and public transport link between Pyramid South Terminal through K6, Soshanguve, Rosslyn, and the Orchards area to the N4 Bakwena Highway.
The TAC programme is a strategic infrastructure programme that is aimed at stimulating automotive vehicle assembly and components manufacturing by accelerating the development of key infrastructure such as logistics, residential and recreational development, through public and private partnerships in the Rosslyn and adjacent areas.
Opportunities in Tshwane Automotive City
To discuss opportunities in the Tshwane Automotive City development, contact the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC):
Article and image sources:
- Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)
- Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA)
- City of Tshwane
Additional research links:
- Rosslyn Hub Development Company: http://www.rosslynhub.co.za
- Arup: https://www.arup.com/projects/tshwane-automotive-city-precinct-plan-phase-3