Cape Town city council has announced a series of public meetings during which residents will be invited to comment on plans for the proposed redevelopment of Green Point common, the site of the new stadium for the 2010 football World Cup. Participants will be given details of the plans, which include a park, a sports precinct for cricket, rugby, soccer, tennis, golf, bowls and athletics and a pedestrian area linking the Mouille Point Lighthouse headquarters on the beachfront and the historic Fort Wynyard. Information packs will also be available at public libraries. The public will have until 25 May to comment on the plans and the results will be included in a report to be presented to the provincial government in July.
Meetings are to take place all over Cape Town and the schedule is as follows: Woodstock Town Hall (12 April); Guguletu Sports Complex (19 April); Lentegeur Civic Centre, Mitchells Plain (23 April); Muizenberg Civic Centre, (3 May); Athlone Civic Centre (10 May); Strand Civic Centre (16 May); Parow Civic Centre (17 May); O R Thambo Sports Complex, Khayelitsha (23 May); Kraaifontein Civic Centre (24 May); and Schotschekloof Civic Centre, City Bowl (25 May).
The announcement comes amid reports of a new bid to block the R2.9 billion development.