Erection of a Ferris Wheel in The Point, Mossel Bay
The notice of the Public Participation process, inviting comment from the people of Mossel Bay, on the application for the erection of a Ferris Wheel in the Point, has now been published. See: www.mosselbay.gov.za.
Members of the public are invited to submit any comments or objections thereto, or submit any similar or alternate proposals for the use or improvement of the site, are to be submitted to the Acting Municipal Manager by 25 October 2021.
Heritage Mossel Bay is totally against the erection of a Ferris Wheel in the Point..
The proposed site for the placement of the Ferris Wheel is at a vulnerable area of The Point and raises concerns aesthetically and the impact it will have on the urban framework, and will negatively affect a key Heritage precinct. The further commercialisation of the area is of grave concern.
The application states, that it is accepted that there is adequate parking space in the Point. To our opinion that is not so. The existing parking areas are, especially over weekends and holidays, fully occupied.
A Ferris Wheel as a tourist attraction is not denied. However the erection thereof should be on a more appropriate site with adequate circulation space, facilities for parking, and where it will not impact so drastically on the urban landscape as it will at The Point.
You are earnestly encouraged to make your opinion known and submit your comment to the Acting Municipal Manager
AND also sign this online petition against the proposal.