Proposed Newlands CID: Securing our future

Newlands Community Improvement District, status 01/02/2024:

We are over the first (and biggest) hurdle - the 2023 Referendum confirmed that a clear majority of property owners voted in favour of establishing a CID.

Thank you to everyone who voted - whichever way you voted. This was an important decision for the future of our area and we needed a genuinely representative sample to be sure the right decision was made.  Logistically it was not an easy Referendum to run and sincere thanks to everyone who worked so hard to give everyone an opportunity to vote.   

What Happens now?



Please note that:


1.            RM Turnbull, being the registered owner of Erf no. 97577, has applied for the establishment of the Newlands City Improvement District (“the Newlands CID”) in terms of the City of Cape Town: City Improvement District By-law, 2023 (as amended) (“the By-law”), read with the City of Cape Town’s City Improvement District Policy, 2023, to include all properties in the area within the following geographical boundaries: South of Princess Anne Avenue and Klipper Road; East ofteh M# between Princess Anne Avenue and the Paradise Road off-ramp; West of Protea Road until Colinton Road; West of Colinton Road (excluding some areas within the CIDC CID; North and West of Glenhof Road; West of Main Raod until klipper Road (excluding some areas within the Groote Schurr CID). (A map depicting these geographical boundaries is attached hereto as Annexure “A”.)


2. The application in terms of section 5 of the By-law, together with the business plan and other required supporting documentation, may be inspected at 8 Ohlsson Way, Newlands (enquiries: March Turnbull and the City of Cape Town’s City Improvement District Office, 8th Floor, Civic Centre, 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town (enquiries: Joepie Joubert at 021 400 5138 or






Let asseblief daarop dat:


1. RM Turnbull, synde die geregistreerde eienaar van erf no 97577 aansoek gedoen het om die stigting van die Newllands stadsverbeteringsdistrik (“die Newlands CID) ingevolge die Stad Kaapstad: Verordening op Stadsverbeteringsdistrikte, 2023 (soos gewysig) (“die Verordening”), saamgelees met die Stad Kaapstad se beleid oor stadsverbeteringsdistrikte, om alle eiendomme in die gebied binne die volgende geografiese grense in te sluit: Suid van Princess Anne Laan en Klipperweg; Oos van die M3 tussen Princess Anne Laan en die pradiseweg afrit; Wes van Proteaweg tot by Colintonweg; Wes van Colintonweg (uitsluitendesommige areas wat binne die CIDC SVD val); Noord en Wes van Glenhofweg; Wes van die Hoofweg tot by Klipperweg (uitsluitende sommige areas wat binne die Groote Schuur SVD val). (’n Kaart met hierdie geografiese grense is hierby aangeheg as bylae “A”.)


2. Die aansoek ingevolge artikel 5 van die Verordening, tesame met die sakeplan en ander vereiste stawende dokumente, is ter insae beskikbaar by 8 Ohlsson Way (navae: march Turnbull en die Stad Kaapstad se stadsverbeteringsdistrikkantoor, 8ste vloer, Burgersentrum, Hertzog-boulevard 12, Kaapstad (navrae: Joepie Joubert by 021 400 5138 of


Why have we applied to become a Community Improvement District?

The reason we are applying to become a CID is because our area delivers a surprising number of critical services on a voluntary basis. This includes community security, parks projects, litter management programmes, etc.  For a fuller understanding of what volunteers do behind the scenes in our community, please click here.  

Almost all of those volunteer projects are under pressure and without a new funding model some, perhaps many, will eventually fall away. This will have an immediate impact on the cleanliness and public safety of our suburb. That in turn will affect our quality of life and our property values.  Now is the time for us to consider alternative models - before we reach that point.

The establishment of a CID, and the financial sustainability it would bring, would not only relieve those pressures, it would deliver supplementary services, over and above those the City and our volunteers currently provide.  Community safety, cleansing services, environmental upgrading and social responsibility are the cornerstones of CID's.