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Philile
Heritage development
Tourism
The failure of government to provide social housing over 25 years is not becuase there is inadequate land in this country. Leave alone all the great developments that have served us over many years, developments that were invested, well planned and executed. The stadium is for all the people. I am not a sports fan, but have great memories in the stadium as a student where there were free activities happening. E.g. going to see Billy Graham, meeting Robert Marawa. The stadium has nothing to do with the poor service delivery we have been seeing over the years. Find other innovative ways to develop and leave this signature landmark alone!
Bubbles
Heritage development
The idea in entirety
The traffic congestion along Newlands Main road is already severe.
The Newlands Brewery uses it to distribute truckloads of beer, as do many schoolchildren and residents of that area.
To add more businesses to this area will result in traffic gridlock, litter, crime and a degradation of the environment.
Such results can already be observed on the East side of the railway line at the Cricket grounds where traffic congestion has increased.
Apart from this negative aspect, the development of the site as a heritage site and tourist attraction would result in a lower density of buildings, and in turn attract tourists, many of whom will arrive in buses rather than cars, which will reduce congestion.
The densification of this suburb is not in the best long term interests of its residents and will lead to degradation and an increase in crime. New business infrastructure needs to be placed in underdeveloped areas, which will uplift them, rather than in already established areas.
The infrastructure, sewers, roads, paths and transport facilities are not designed to accommodate a massive increase in cars and workers and customers in this area.
Michelle
Heritage development
The idea in entirety
Elize
Neither
The idea in entirety
Hein
Heritage development
Heritage sites
Newlands is synonymous with rugby, the sport South Africa is known best for and achieved the most in.

Newlands is part of a bigger sport beacon, being next to Newlands cricket .

Lets hom our and nurture our heritage!

There is adequate state owned land in Cape Town to allocate to residential housing needs .
Roy
Heritage development
Heritage sites
Gebruik as museum. Terselfdertyd laat die plaaslike rugbyklubs en skole dit gebruik om rugby te bevorder sodat ten minste finansieël gedeeltelik vir die instandhouding kan help.
Stephen
Heritage development
Heritage sites
Keep it as it is and do something for our children so that they can utilize it for sports
Hannes
Neither
Other
Daar is altyd geld vir kak, maar waar dit brood nodig is, dan is daar nooit geld nie.
Leon
Heritage development
Housing developments
Newlands and surrounding areas already have: A) constant new housing developments changing a single dwelling into 3-4 double-storey houses on the same plot; B) daily traffic congestions to/from schools - even residents who struggle to get in/out their driveways; and C) a situation where the so-called Suburb areas are becoming overcrowded Mini-Cities.
To give the historic Newlands Stadium heritage status will bring visitors (local & overseas) to the suburbs with the idea of a combined museum & local business interests. Tourism will add value to the economy of the suburb and create much-needed jobs.

Gavin
Demolition
No concern
No need to be sentimental about a stadium. The same applies to that white elephant in Greenpoint.
Glynis
Heritage development
Heritage sites
It is a historic stadium and should not be demolished. This country needs some history and thing to remember.
Peter
Demolition
No concern
Bradin
Neither
The idea in entirety
I don't understand why government wants to spend money demolishing a structure that actually generates income to develop into housing. Instead of just using land that is vacant and requires no demolision costs.
JACK
Heritage development
Heritage sites
Marilyn
Heritage development
Heritage sites
ANC must ? ? with demolitions of heritage buildings and and changing towns name, street names etc ????and fix Eskom and rebuild SA. They got all infrastructure in place but instead of maintaining it they destroyed everything in our beautiful country ???
Ruth
Heritage development
Environmental impact
Stuart
Heritage development
Heritage sites
Cannot demolish one of our most key sports icons.
Wendy
Heritage development
Tourism
Newlands has been the home of rugby for many years.
To honour that it would be well served as a tourist attraction and museum.
Francois
Heritage development
The idea in entirety
Nick
Heritage development
Heritage sites
I think it is critical to rejuvenate the stadium. Even if smaller sport events/concerts can be held there. Large school sport gatherings. Demolishing a legendary stadium is heartbreaking. Preserve these sites for future generations.