Green Valley on its way

WALVIS BAY The planned Green Valley suburb will make a considerable difference in addressing the housing need exsisting among low income earners.

24 December 2018 | Local News

Immanuel Wilfred; Walvis Bay Mayor; “An announcement will be made as to when the first phase involving the construction of bulk services at Green Valley will commence.”

Otis Finck - Affordable housing aimed at low maintenance and infrastructure projects in Walvis Bay have received great attention over the past few years.

Topping the list is the progress around the planning of Farm 37 which may become known as Green Valley.

This township will consist of 2157 erven with an estimated 3000 housing units on completion.

Walvis Bay mayor Immanuel Wilfred hailed this as a substantial addition to the housing stock of the harbour town which he said had grown substantially during the past few years.

Due to ever occurring backyard shack fires and unbearable living conditions coupled with the increasing housing backlog council decided on an urgent intervention in order to create more land for housing developments within the ultra-low income sector and deemed it fit to establish Green Valley Township on Farm 37.

“Once all the remaining approvals have been received from the Township Board an announcement will be made as to when the first phase involving the construction of bulk services at Green Valley will commence,” said Wilfred.

Green valley Proper will be predominantly a township for residential development for the ultra low income residents currently residing in backyard shacks within Kuisebmond. It has been designed also to cater for fully fledged township development allowing all ranges of development whilst giving priority to the low income.

The management committee (MC) of the Walvis Bay municipal council thus recommended during the last ordinary council meeting that consent be obtained for the township establishment and approval of the layout and design of Green Valley Proper at Farm 37.

Approval for the subdivision of the remainder of Farm 37 to be known as Green Valley was granted on 17 October by the line minister. A land surveyor was appointed to undertake the survey of the 28 blocks and to create the necessary diagrams and incorporation procedures for the created portions.

The municipality undertook a preliminary survey for the subdivision of Farm 36 subdivided into a Portion 3 consisting of 28 blocks and remainder in 2017.

This exercise was followed by an application for the need and desirability made to the ministry of urban and rural development (NAMPAB) for the approval of the 28 blocks which includes portion 4 where Green Valley Proper is being established.

Council is also seeking approval for the establishment of a township and approval of the layout and design of five extensions on various portions of Farm 37.

The MC further recommended that single residential densities of 1 dwelling per 200 square metres and general residential densities of 1 dwelling per 100 square metres be approved.

Green Valley Proper will be the first extension to be established and will have the majority of primary social amenities. The extension has been constituted on Portion 4 of a portion of the newly created Portion 3 of Farm 37 with an objective of establishing a residential township on the land. There is no development on the site and the land is currently barren.

Council is also seeking to establish three townships and obtain approval for the layout and design of these at Farm 23 Wanderdünen.

Narraville Extension 13 township will be located on Farm 65 which constitutes a portion of the remainder of Farm 23 Wanderdünen. Single residential densities of 1 dwelling per 300 square meters ad general residential densities of 1 dwelling pr 100 square meters are proposed for this development.

Council is also seeking approval for the incorporation of Farms 69, 72-74, 88 and 89 as well as Farm 92 of Wanderdüne into Narraville Extension 15.

Narraville Extension 16 township will be established on Farm 84 which is a portion of the remainder of Farm 23 Wanderdünen.

Extensions 15 and16 will accommodate single residential densities of 1 dwelling per 300 square meters and general residential densities of 1 dwelling per 150 square meters are proposed for this development.

The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia has also enhanced the provision of housing and completed 95 houses on 100 erven allocated to it.

Council reserved another three blocks to enable this segment of the community to continue constructing their own homes.

Walvis Bay is also one of three towns earmarked for a pilot project of a PPP arrangement to provide decent housing for people in lower income groups.

The details of the public private partnership are being crafted by the ministry of finance and will lead to the development of 2000 erven in six extensions as part of the project.

Most of these housing projects will take place in predominantly low to middle income areas such as Kuisebmond and Narraville.

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