Regeneration for Ellis Park precinct

The Johannesburg Development Agency has begun with the regeneration and renewal projects of the Greater Ellis Park precinct, to make it more accessible and safer for the community and tourists.

The Johannesburg Development Agency has begun with the regeneration and renewal projects of the Greater Ellis Park precinct, to make it more accessible and safer for the community and tourists.

It will also include the repairing and widening of the roads in the area.

Amos Masondo, City of Johannesburg executive mayor, said the project was part of their development planning and urban management, which he said was already a resounding success.

The regeneration and renewal of the precinct will also include Doornfontein, Berea and Bertrams, which are regarded as crime- and drug-infested areas of inner Johannesburg.

Ellis Park Stadium, one of the two 2010 World Cup venues in Johannesburg, is also situated in the precinct.

Other sports venues in the precinct are Johannesburg Stadium, Ellis Park swimming pool and Standard Bank Arena.

"The upgrading is great news for the community in this area," said George Stainton, chief executive of Ellis Park World of Sport.

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