South Africa. Durban scheduled to get world class marina in major waterfront development

Monday, 17 July 2006

20 000 sq mtrs of Durban land, between Wilson's Wharf and the Bat Centre, has been selected as the site for a Rand 100 million development, to include a world class marina, luxury hotel, Miami Beach style boardwalk and other recreational and retail developments. The project will be a joint venture between eThekwini Municipality and the National Port Authority (NPA), which owns the land.

eThekwini has given assurances that facilities for the Royal Natal and Point Yacht Clubs, which lease part of the site of the proposed development, will be factored into plans. The aim is to develop the area as a recreational facility for local residents and create a yachting facility that is the best in South Africa.
An environmental impact assessment study has already been approved and tenders for proposals from developers will be sent out soon. It is hoped that work could start before the end of the financial year.

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 July 2006 )