THE Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA), the metro’s driving force behind urban regeneration, took its biggest step into the townships with yesterday’s community-driven launch of the Singaphi Environmental Upgrade.
The project, spearheaded by the MBDA, will see the upgrading and beautification of more than 1km of Singaphi Street, running from Ferguson Road in New Brighton to Olaf Palme Street, the intersection leading to the Red Location Museum.
Singaphi Street serves as a direct link between Ferguson Road, which is the main road into the township, and the Red Location precinct, making it the main access road used by visitors to the historical area.
The beautification will include public art, street furniture, children’s play parks, a traffic education cycling park, a sports training park and possibilities for vendor trading areas, with phase one estimated to cost at least R10-million.
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