According to the City, much of the upgrade will be focused on replacing the worn coastal infrastructure, which includes a new walkway where the road has collapsed, and replacing a section of the broken sea wall with a rock revetment, which is a solid structure that is put in place to absorb the force of the water.
There are also plans for a new picnic and braai area, with a designated play zone for children, as well as walkways to the tidal pool and parking lot.
“The spring tides and wave action have left its mark on this popular fishing spot that has been a huge attraction to fishermen from all over the city.
“It’s high time that we restore and protect this area for future generations and I’m happy to say that this project will be a priority for us,” said Mayco Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Marian Nieuwoudt.
Officials within the Coastal Management Department have already started with the planning of the project and service providers will be appointed in due course.
“After obtaining a detailed environmental decision we now know what we can do at Fisherman’s Lane.”
Nieuwoudt said the detailed specifications of the tender were being finalised and would be advertised in due course.
“We’re aiming to have the contractor on site by October 2020 and for the project to be completed by November 2021, if all goes as planned.”