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TRANSFORMATION: A computer generated image shows how the Chapman's Peak complex could look when driving toward the Hout Bay entrance.

Cape Town - Western Cape transport minister Robin Carlisle has released 3D images of a new control building planned for Chapman’s Peak on the Hout Bay coast.

The new building will be built over a disused quarry along the scenic road.

According to the Carlisle, the building will be used to manage Chapman’s Peak operation such as tolling, roadside monitoring through CCTV cameras and act as a weather station.


Carlise said: “We are making these drawings public because they provide an opportunity for people to make up their own minds about what is being built, as opposed to the 'luxury concrete monstrosity' depicted in certain media."

The building will also be used as base of operations for the removal of alien vegetation, and conducting maintenance along the route.
Carlise said:  “The building was designed to be functional and efficient and as unobtrusive as possible, while providing dignified and secure working conditions for staff.
Chapman's Peak

NEW TOLL BOOTHS: A proposed image of the completed Noordhoek side of the Chapman's Peak toll complex that is currently under construction.

“It will also replace the current unsafe and uncomfortable eyesore of containers lumped on top of each other,” he said.

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