Time to upgrade Central beach in Plett 

Published: August 7th, 2017

Central beach in Plettenberg Bay

Central beach in Plettenberg Bay

Several organisations and residents have called on authorities to upgrade Plettenberg Bay’s popular Central beach – a project they claim was placed on the backburner while the controversial small boat harbour plans had been dragging on for more than a decade.

“While all this dithering has been going on [about the small boat harbour], there is one thing everyone does agree on, and that is that Central beach needs upgrading. 

The badly needed redevelopment of the area has been frozen for more than a decade by the ongoing saga around the harbour development,” said Save Plett Alliance spokesperson Basil van Rooyen.

The Save Plett Alliance is a combined effort between the Plettenberg Bay Community Environmental Forum, the Plettenberg Bay Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association, and several individual concerned residents. 

It was created to challenge the proposed development, which they regarded “as completely inappropriate for Plett”.

“We urge the municipality to put this farce behind us completely and to call for a competition by architects, designers and planners to see who can come up with the best plan to make our main beach area worthy of Plett and then to go through a proper and transparent tender approval process.”


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