LEPHALALE — The project comprising the upgrade of the entrances from all three sides to Lephalale Town has now progressed to a stage where the design has been approved by council, and cost estimates have been done by the architects.
Various stakeholders are now being approached to support the funding of the project. The progress on this project was discussed during a meeting held by the Local Economic Development (LED) working group and Jacques Snyman of the Lephalale Development Forum (LDF).
Another new project to look forward to is a proposed new tourism office for Lephalale.
According to Snyman, a tourism master plan has been completed by LLM and is included in the overall LED strategy document. The creation of a new Tourism office is in support of the overall development and expansion of tourism in general in our area.
Lephalale Local Municipality has again applied for a budget for a Tourism Officer for the 2016/17 financial year (this position was previously filled by Mariaan de Villiers) and everyone is hoping that this will be approved. The tourism office project involves the re-establishment of a Tourism Office close to the town entrance. The proposed area is already part of other business developments and it is visible and accessible from both Thabazimbi and Vaalwater.
According to Snyman, negotiations with various stakeholders in this regard are being facilitated.