SPECIAL RATED AREA
The SRA came into affect on the 1st August 2018 when a majority vote of property owners within a demarcated area of St Francis Bay (see map of below) voted to have a 25% levy added to their municipal property rates to fund desperately needed projects and services to reverse the deterioration of the beach and roads and combat rising crime within the town.
- Security (CCTV)
- Beach & Spit
A video overview of the benefits of the SRA by Wayne Furphy
Wayne Furphy is the chairman of the St Francis Property Owners Association, as well as the chairman of the Non Profit Company (SRA).
In this video Wayne discusses the benefits of the SRA including the cameras, the work done on the roads, and the river spit and beach project.
Wayne also discusses the recovering property values in St Francis Bay, and the fact that so many people came to stay during the initial COVID period and have been deciding to move into the area on a more permanent basis.
Finally Wayne chats about the funding towards the river, spit and beach restoration project, explaining that The Kromme River Estates, the Kromme Joint River Committee, the Riparians and the Kouga Local Municipality are all contributing towards the funding.
“Without a beach, this town has very limited tourism appeal.”
Advisian Spit Protection Preliminary Report Download document River, Spit and Beach Long Term Solution (Phase 2) The long term solution includes a groyne field and some 1 million cubes of sand placed on the 2,7km length of the beach from … Continue reading →
The arterial roads we specified in the SRA Business Plan include the Village Entrance, Lyme Road North and South, and St Francis Drive from Lyme Road north to Assissi Drive alongside the Tennis Courts.
We completed the Village Entrance project a year ago, and the final payment is due to the Contractor in October.Continue reading →
David Truter leads our portfolio of CCTV cameras and Chairs the St Francis Bay Police Sector Forum for security.
The SFPO NPC installed the cameras in early 2019. Crime had been escalating at that time. 18 months later crime has been radically reduced as a result.Continue reading →