Durban's popular Golden Mile
is set to be extended by 750 m, beyond Ushaka Marine
World all the way to the harbour entrance, as part of a
R300-million project linked to the Durban Point
Waterfront mega development.
Durban Tourism CEO and acting eThekwini Deputy City
Manager, Philip Sithole, revealed recently that
construction on the new beachfront development would
commence in January next year.
He was speaking at a media briefing at uMhlanga's
Beverly Hills Hotel on catalytic tourism initiatives
underway in Durban, aimed at taking the city's tourist
appeal to a new level.
"The Point Waterfront Promenade Extension will be a key
asset to our tourism sector. It is one of 25 catalytic
projects being implemented and is a powerful
demonstration of the commitment eThekwini has to
transform the global and investor landscape of our
city," says Sithole.
"Our city is evolving and transforming at a very rapid
pace. The catalytic projects planned for Durban will
have a huge economic and social impact. The promenade
extension is a hugely exciting project that will set the
scene for massive investment into the re-energised
Durban Point Waterfront development.
"Construction on the promenade will take place from
January 2018 through to September 2019. This new section
will be 750-m long and 30-m wide. It will be followed by
Phase 1 of the new Point Waterfront development plan,
unlocking major investment, including a residential
tower, retail mall and a hotel," he added.
Public amenities as part of the new promenade include
change rooms, as well as ablution and staff facilities.
A lifeguard facility is planned for the centre of the
Point Waterfront Promenade, while new restaurant
facilities will also be made available as part of the
leisure mix. ¡V Source: