The Tshwane Automotive City (TAC) programme is a strategic infrastructure programme that is aimed at stimulating automotive vehicle assembly and components manufacturing.
This will be accomplished by accelerating the development of key infrastructure such as logistics, residential and recreational development, through public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Rosslyn and adjacent areas.
The Tshwane Automotive City (TAC) Masterplan has recently been adopted by the City of Tshwane and was incorporated into the city’s Regional Spatial Development Framework on 28 February 2019. 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.
The City plans to make necessary funding available in line with the TAC Masterplan, which will create partnership opportunities for the private sector.
A mixed use nodal development
The Tshwane Automotive City is a shared vision and joint venture of government and the automotive industry to transform Tshwane into a leading automotive investment destination. The TAC concept aims to emulate well-established automotive cities such as Shanghai Automotive City in China, Autostad in Germany and Toyota Automotive City in Japan.
The development is located in the Rosslyn region in Tshwane, Gauteng. The region was identified after conducting a number of studies and consultations with various stakeholders. Careful consideration was given to the spatial development plans of the city and a few geographic locations were considered.
The TAC development will include various nodes:
- Logistics node: An advanced logistics and supply chain network
- Commercial and recreation node: Retail and shopping malls, banks and restaurants
- Community and civic node: Residences, parks, public environment and links
- Industrial node: This will include factories to suit customers’ needs
Investment opportunities are offered to:
- equity markets,
- direct financial investment,
- investment in infrastructure,
- development partnerships,
- specific precinct investment involvement,
- provisions of services, and
- lease or purchase of premises, including sectional or full title options and other tailor-made investment opportunities.
To discuss opportunities in the TAC development, contact:
Next steps: K217 Road development
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.
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