MSI completes installation of all cameras (Phase 1)

The latest update by the Melville Security Initiative is that they have completed the installation of all 76 cameras for phase 1 in Melville. 30 of those cameras are currently active and monitored by CSS Tactical. Information about the impact of the camera solution as well as plans for the next phase will be released shortly. If you have not yet signed up to become a member of the MSI, […]


Melville Security Initiative's Camera update!

  We are very excited with the latest update by the Melville Security Initiative that they have installed 50 out of the 76 cameras, 18 of those are now live! Over the next few weeks the remaining cameras will be installed and we will see these cameras going live as the Fibre network expands. We can only make Melville a safer place by working together. If you have not yet […]


27 Boxes Questionnaire

Following concerns raised by the residents of Melville regarding the future of the 27 Boxes development and specifically the rumour regarding it becoming a student residence, the MRA Committee met with Citiq (Oscar Wisniewski, Asset Manager responsible for the 27 Boxes development) and the new agent for 27 Boxes (Chris Hajec, Seeff Managing Director).   We can confirm based on commitments from Citiq:   There are no plans to develop a student resident at 27 Boxes. Seeff has been appointed as […]


Update: Application for rezoning - Six storey high, dense student housing

In December 2015 we brought to your attention an application for rezoning for a Six Storey High, dense student housing on Streatley Avenue, Auckland Park (opposite Campus Square). We have been informed by the Auckland Park Residents’ Association (APRA) of yet another application to rezone the same property, as the December 2015 application. Rezoning Application 2016-05-09   APRA comments on this application: The site is already zoned ‘Special’ for residential […]


PHRAG: Call for nominations of heritage sites within Gauteng

The Gauteng Heritage Resources Authority (PHRAG) is responsible for the management of Grade II heritage resources (i.e. heritage resources that are of provincial significance/as stipulated in section 8(1) of the National Heritage Resources Act. In accordance with section 34 of the Act, no person may alter or demolish any structure or part of a structure which is older than 60 years and without a permit from PHRAG. These are identified by this […]


Pedestrian bridge at Campus Square - Update

Dear Community, You may have attended the public meeting earlier this year in which the JDA presented to us the plan for a raised pedestrian bridge at Campus Square. The bridge was envisioned as a solution to the problem of repeated accidents involving pedestrians using the intersection. Many residents expressed concerns about this solution and the costs of implementing it, and so the Auckland Park Residents’ Association (APRA)  facilitated a […]


Postponement of Vagrancy Workshop

Dear Residents, Please take note of the postponement notification for the vagrancy workshop as received (this afternoon) from Ward Councillor. The workshop will now take place on Saturday 2 July 2016. Please RSVP directly with Councillor via email should you wish to attend. The Melville Residents’ Association “Dear MRA Members, RE: DATE CHANGE FOR VAGRANT WORKSHOP Thank you for your interest in attending the Workshop on Vagrancy. Unfortunately, the Speaker […]


Liquor Application Update: The Federal

In line with our policy on liquor licences, objecting to all liquor applications, the MRA Committee engaged with the applicant for The Federal at Shop 2 & 3, Melville Properties, Cnr 7th Street & 2nd Avenue, Melville (Erf 155 & 245) in regards to the liquor licence sought by it and its intended operations. This engagement bore fruit in the form of an agreement between the MRA Committee and the […]


Vagrancy Workshop

“Dear MRA members, This is a reminder of the Vagrancy workshop I have arranged for next week Wednesday. Date: 22 June 2016 Time: 08h30 to 1230 Venue: The Pavilion room, Marks Park Sports Club The workshop is aimed at councillors, Residents Associations, CPF members, local NGOs working in the field of Displaced People, the JMPD, the SAPS, security companies and any other parties wishing to find solutions to the issue […]


The Heritage Assessment in the Corridors of Freedom

The following is a message from the heritage consultants who have done the heritage impact assessment for the Corridors of Freedom, of which includes Auckland Park, Melville & Westdene. Tsica heritage consultants is pleased to announce that a draft Heritage Impact Assessment for the Corridors of Freedom (Knowledge Precinct) is now available for public comment in hard copy at the Melville Library and online and The public is invited […]