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City refreshes Kraaifontein Civic Centre and more<p>​‘It is very important that when residents visit a municipal facility they are entering a safe, welcoming, and neat environment that is operating efficiently. The physical environment is very much an indication of the level of professionalism a resident should expect at these facilities. The City’s Corporate Services Directorate initiated the Visible Improvement Programme (VIP) for enhancements of municipal buildings across the city. Everything, from our waiting areas to our cashier tellers, the front gardens and landscaping, is being looked at. Our main objective is to refresh the customer service centres so that our residents can see and feel they are entering a building where we are hard at work to serve them,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, Alderman Theresa Uys.<br></p><div>The Kraaifontein Civic Centre on Brighton Road in Kraaifontein is one of the City’s administrative facilities that houses departments and facilities such as the:</div><div><br></div><div>•        Finance Department: Debtors and Cash & Motor Vehicle Registration</div><div>•        Record Management</div><div>•        Economic Growth</div><div>•        Environmental and Heritage Management</div><div>•        Facilities Management </div><div>•        Development Management </div><div>•        Environmental Management Department</div><div>•        Water and Sanitation</div><div>•        Water Reticulation </div><div>•        Sub Council 2</div><div>•        Informal Settlements</div><div>•        Information and Technology</div><div>•        Urban Management (Roads and Transport)</div><div><br></div><div>The refurbishment work undertaken at the Kraaifontein Civic centres includes the improvement of the garden and landscaped area, restoration of the fountain and proper poster management. Inside the building, there was a refurbishment of the Public Interface and reception area as well as the subcouncil offices. The public toilets, on both the ground and first floor, were also refurbished.</div><div><br></div><div>‘I must commend the team behind these refurbishments and I am certain that Capetonians will appreciate the cleanliness and upgrades as they make use of the City’s services at this centre,’ said the City’s Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis during yesterday’s walkabout with Alderman Uys and the project team. </div><div><br></div><div>Mayor Hill-Lewis engaged with staff and residents who were all too eager to make use of the City’s facility. </div><div><br></div><div>The VIP promotes multi-use areas at City buildings. Further upgrades such as the refurbishment of the existing floor, as well as internal and external painting are also in the pipeline for this building. </div><div><br></div><div>To date, the Cape Town Civic Centre Cape Town has also benefited from this programme; with new signage and painting of the building. The Fezeka Administrative Building in Gugulethu also benefited with upgrades to its main entrance, establishing a water-friendly garden, creating a more attractive, clean and inviting environment. The Cash Office at Stocks in Khayelitsha is also undergoing refurbishments. Wesfleur and Pinelands Revenue Offices have also benefitted with new seats and re-painting of walls.</div><div><br></div><div>Other Top Priority projects scheduled for completion on or before the end of June 2024 if all goes according to plan are the Administrative Offices in Lentegeur, Somerset West, Pinelands, Durbanville, Plumstead, Strand and Parow.</div><div><br></div><div>The City further plans to install 15 new generators at selected sites over the course of this financial year. In the 2022/2023 financial year, the City installed 13 generators as well as 13 PV installations, and in the current financial year, a further 11 generators have been installed in facilities across the City. These buildings now have 100% emergency power capability.<br></div><div><br></div><div>High resolution images from the visit are available <a href="https://bit.ly/3uSEHJr">here.</a><br></div><div><br></div>2024-03-11T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#1b9d0bba-e950-413c-a098-30ae46bbacf5;L0|#01b9d0bba-e950-413c-a098-30ae46bbacf5|Kraaifontein;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6df48de7-db88-406f-ad91-62cc59e95c75;L0|#06df48de7-db88-406f-ad91-62cc59e95c75|civic centre;GP0|#90b49a62-96e2-436a-9c68-187c9ab33534;L0|#090b49a62-96e2-436a-9c68-187c9ab33534|Mayor;GP0|#ca9ce429-5e55-408b-9cca-895ecb832f8b;L0|#0ca9ce429-5e55-408b-9cca-895ecb832f8b|facilities10

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