Drieziek Multipurpose Centre’s swimming pool gets final touches

Residents of Drieziek are waiting to dive into a new era of aquatic excellence, thanks to the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) near completion of a new, state-of-the-art swimming pool. The JDA is putting the final touches on the swimming pool complex at the Drieziek Multipurpose Centre, implemented on behalf of the Community Development Department in the City of Johannesburg. 

There is a high demand for new infrastructure to meet social needs in Region G. The City of has identified Drieziek, Orange Farm, as an area requiring specific short, medium, and long-term development programmes and strategies based on an articulated vision for a better future for this area.

The new swimming pool, which is part of the first phase of the Drieziek Multipurpose Centre project, is the latest addition to the City’s network of over 50 swimming pools. 

​The first phase of the Drieziek Multipurpose Centre entailed the construction of an Olympic-sized pool, a children’s pool, a grandstand, a gym, change rooms with ablution and a house for the caretaker.

The pool will unearth the next generation of swimmers in wards 4 and 5 in Orange Farm.

The MMC for Community Development, Cllr Lubabalo Magwentshu and MMC for Development Planning, Cllr Eunice Mgcina, conducted a joint oversight of the swimming pool recently.  

“The visit was in preparation for the opening of the pool, which is part of the first phase Drieziek Multipurpose Centre. We assured the community that the pool, whose construction started in September 2019, is at its last stages of completion and will open soon”, Mgcina noted.

The City’s development programme intends to establish the Drieziek area as a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable human settlement with access to services and opportunities for social mobility and economic development.

“The Drieziek pool project aligns with the Joburg 2040 Growth and Development Strategy of resilience, liveability and sustainability,” said JDA acting CEO Siyabonga Genu.

“The facility also aligns with the JDA’s underlying principle of creating robust democratic public spaces that give dignity and choice to city users and public spaces that are creatively designed, moving towards greater adaptability,” he noted.

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