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Beautification Project, we need your help!

Thank you to the resident of Lonehill who made a donation to the Lonehill beautification project. Bidim to the value of R2000.00 was donated to prevent weeds from growing through the paving once laid.

 


 

 

 

 

 

We would also like to thank GROW WILD NURSERY who donated 4 cubes of compost along with 6, 40 litre trees to be planted in the beds.

In addition to the new beds, the LRA would like to raise funds to pave the sidewalk running from Main Road to Concourse Crescent and from Main Road down to Capricorn Drive in Lonehill East.

The cost of these pedestrian footpaths cannot be covered by the LRA and we are appealing to residents and businesses in the area to assist with funding.
Funds needed are as follows:
Main Road to Concourse Crescent – R170 000
Main Road to Capricorn Drive – R200 000

Residents and businesses are urged to sponsor portions of the pathway.  The pathway costs R500.00 per linear meter, however residents can donate whatever is affordable.  Each donation counts!

Monies raised will be allocated accordingly and as soon as we have the full funding for a section, we will start with paving.  Residents and businesses can donate as follows:

Lonehill Residents Association, Standard Bank, Branch: 00 99 53, Account: 0233 89745.  Reference: PAVING LONEHILL.

We will run weekly updates on monies raised on our Facebook page.  For further information on this project please contact our Estate Manager on estatemanager@lra.org.za or 072 455 4607.

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Paving the Lonehill Park

The paving of the pedestrian footpath from Calderwood Drive, down to Lonehill Boulevard is almost complete.  Compacting of the bricks will take place today and Monday and then paving from Calderwood Drive up to Crestwood Drive will begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our residents and visitors to the park for their patience.

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Rezoning Application – 35 Lewis Avenue

ERF 1347,1348, 1349 &1350

NOTICE 997 OF 2017
997 City of Johannesburg Municipal Planning By-Law, 2016: Erven 1347, 1348, 1349 and 1350, Lone Hill Extension 77 171

CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY NOTICE OF A REZONING APPLICATION IN TERMS OF SECTION 21 OF THE CITY OF JOHANNESBURG MUNICIPAL PLANNING BY-LAW, 2016.

I, Gavin Ashley Edwards, of GE Town Planning Consultancy CC, being the authorised agent of the owner of Erven 1347, 1348, 1349 and 1350 Lone Hill Extension 77, hereby give notice in terms of Section 21(2) of the City of Johannesburg Municipal Planning By-Law, 2016, and the relevant provisions of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013 (Act 16 of 2013), that I have applied to the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality for the amendment of the Town Planning Scheme in operation, known as the Sandton Town Planning Scheme, 1980, by the rezoning of the properties described above, situated on the northern side of Lewis Avenue, the third property to the north of its intersection with Knox Road, which property’s physical address is 35 Lewis Avenue, in the township of Lone Hill Extension 77, from “Residential 1” permitting a density of one (1) dwelling per erf, subject to certain conditions to “Residential 3” permitting a density of fifty (50) dwelling units per hectare, subject to certain conditions. The effect of the application will permit the development of a maximum of forty-five (45) dwelling units on Erven 1347, 1348, 1349 and 1350 Lone Hill Extension 77.

The above application will be open for inspection from 8:00 to 15:30 at the Registration Counter, Department of Development Planning, Room 8100, 8th Floor, A Block, Metropolitan Centre, 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, for a period of twenty-eight (28) days from 12 July 2017.

Any objection(s) to or representation(s) in respect of the application must be lodged with or made in writing to both the owner/agent and the Registration Section of the Department of Development Planning at the above address or posted to P.O. Box 30733, Braamfontein, 2017, or a facsimile sent to (011) 339-4000, or an email sent to benp@joburg.org.za, within a period of twenty (28) days from 12 July 2017 and by no later than 09 August 2017.

Address of owner: c/o GE Town Planning Consultancy CC, P.O. Box 787285, Sandton, 2146, Tel No.: (012) 653-4488, Cell No.: 082 553 3589 and email: gedwards01@telkomsa.net

Deliver to: Development Planning
8th Floor A-Block
Metro Centre
Civic Boulevard
Braamfontein
Email: Benp@joburg.org.za

Copies of Objections to be sent to: candice@forward.jobug

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Environment News, 30 June 2017

Routine Maintenance
The LRA Estate Maintenance team have treated the kiddies jungle gyms in both Glenny and Hoogenhout Crescent earlier this week.  The treatment came just in time for the school holiday’s so that the children can safely enjoy their jungle gym during their holiday break.

Vandalism in the Lonehill Park
Our Estate Maintenance team have come across quite a few signboards and benches in the Lonehill Park that have been vandalized by graffiti.  The team have managed to clean the signboards, however the benches will need to be sanded down and repainted.  Should any resident witness acts of vandalism taking place in any of our parks, please contact the Fidelity Lonehill Control Room on 011 467 2868.

Lonehill Fire Station
As reported by Future City Fourways, the Lonehill Fire Station’s ladder truck is back at the station.  “Future City Fourways is delighted to confirm that the repaired medium ladder truck has been re-deployed to the Lonehill Fire Station and is supported by the smaller Bucher unit, stationed there last week.  Lonehill remains on the priority list for one of the new state-of-the-art fire units being built for the City.  Well done City of Johannesburg, MMC Michael Sun, Councillor David Foley and the City maintenance teams who worked so hard to address the repairs.”

Traffic Lights on Lonehill Boulevard
The traffic lights on the intersection of Lonehill Boulevard & Concourse Crescent have received power and is dependent on council order processes to finalize the connection.  Power supply is still needed at the intersection of Lonehill Boulevard and Crestwood Drive.  This has been escalated to Eskom management for provisioning.

Clearing of Kariba weed from the Lonehill dam

The Lonehill Estate Maintenance team will start clearing the Kariba weed out of the Lonehill dam on Saturday, 6 May.   The team will be using a rubber dinghy to clear weed from the centre of the dam and will use rakes to remove the weed from the edge of the dam.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to residents visiting the park on Saturday.  Our team will endeavour to have work completed by 14:00.

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Cutting of Blue Gum trees on Main Road

Many residents have contacted the LRA expressing their concerns over the removal of the Bluegum trees along Main Road by Canary Tree Fellers.  We have been in contact with DA Ward Counsellor, Candice James who has advised the following:

About 2 months ago a Lonehill resident raised a concern regarding 2 dead Bluegum trees that had fallen over adjacent to their boundary wall.  After investigation, it was confirmed by Council that the trees were the responsibility of the Provincial Roads department.  Province went onsite, noted the 2 dead trees and further noted that the trees, along their road reserve were Bluegums.  Canary Tree Felling were contracted to cut down the 2 dead trees as well as the remaining Bluegums.

On 22 April, Ward 93 will be planting indigenous trees throughout the ward.  Residents who can identify areas in Ward 93 that need additional trees planted, can e-mail the details through to Candice James on Candice@forward.joburg

 

Municipal fault reporting, how and to whom?

The City of Johannesburg relies on its residents to log service delivery failures so that it may have the opportunity to attend to them. If issues are not logged on the City’s service delivery systems, the entities are likely unaware of the breakdowns and until you report as such, the issues remain unresolved.

Below is a list of departments and the various channels through which faults / service delivery issues can be reported:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switch Playground addressing noise complaints

The LRA held a meeting last week with the management of Switch / Flip.D in the Lonehill Shopping Centre to address the noise complaints received from residents.

The management of SWITCH / Flip.D would like to assure residents that all complaints are being addressed.

“We are busy working with an acoustic engineer to try and solve the problem with sound coming from the Switch studio in the morning.

The Acoustic Engineers has come out to measure the various Decibels from inside, on top of the roof, around the building and at points to our nearest residents. We are waiting for the report with suggestive ideas on how to eliminate this problem.

Steps we have taken to date:
1. Moved all speakers to a lower level and faced them towards each other.
2. Changed the music so that its not as “bass” focused.
3. Closed all the Fire escapes to ensure sound doesn’t travel through the tunnel and fire escapes.

Steps we are implementing in the near future:
1. Due to the sound being like water, one of the major problems we are experiencing are holes in the boundary walls which is a major concern and needs to be addressed by the owners of the building. We are in communication with the landlords to assist us in getting this problem solved.
2. We are also changing our speakers to smaller ones and are moving them all to the back wall.
3. We are going to install bass traps behind all speakers.
4. Looking at various options for a new ceiling, however the Acoustic Engineer suggested we first do the above, measure and see where we are in getting this solved, if sound is still a problem, the next phase will be implemented.

We are trying to resolve this problem as a matter of urgency, but its unfortunately a lengthy process and we offer our assurance to residents that we are attending to the matter.”

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Lonehill Park pedestrian bridge

Following the rains last night, a large section of the river bank at the pedestrian bridge in the upper section of the Lonehill Park has eroded.

Residents are advised NOT TO USE this bridge until such time as we can ascertain it’s safety.