Stakeholders in the Hillbrow Precinct have come together to establish a volunteer partnership to explore a systematic and sustainable approach to address the challenges in the Hillbrow Precinct, in partnership with the CoJ’s relevant departments and entities.
Hillbrow is a vibrant and dynamic high-density neighbourhood of Johannesburg, home to multiple residential blocks and key institutions. However, over recent years the neighbourhood has seen a severe decline in the public environment and bylaw enforcement and faces the same wicked problems as the rest of the Inner City, such as crime, grime, homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, poverty, a lack of inter-generational family structures and limited by-law enforcement.
The high levels of residential investment seen across the Inner City over the last number of years have not been accompanied by the required levels of investment in community facilities and the public realm, such as parks, libraries, schools, sports facilities, connected to living and working places by a network of walkable pathways. The situation in Hillbrow is no different.
Stakeholders hereby commit to collaborate towards inclusive solutions for the abovementioned challenges and those associated with the above.
Hillbrow Precinct Partnership stakeholders
Chairperson: Dalu Cele (Clean City SA)
Deputy Chairperson: Shaun Steaton (Hillbrow Ekhaya Improvement District/ Urban Task Force)
BRAAM Improvement District
City of Joburg (Inner City Office, JDA, CRUM Region F, Johannesburg Housing Company)
Gauteng Precinct Management Association (GPMA)
Johannesburg Inner City Partnership (JICP)
Johannesburg Property Owners and Managers Association (JPOMA)
Madulammoho Housing Association
Urban Space Management