Land Use: Consent for a Place of Amusement - Erf 455 Melville (Cnr Main rd & 4th Avenue)

It came to our attention that an application for Land Use Consent for a Place of Amusement has in fact been lodged with the council – the dates are not clear and it might well be that the objection period has lapsed, but as there were no notice given and no notice displayed on the premises, proper procedures were not followed. If you consider objecting, please ensure you apply for […]


Land Use: Rezoning Application: Erf 962, 73 6th Avenue

We have been notified of a rezoning application from “Residential 1” (single dwelling) to “Residential 3” (high density residential) at 73 6th Avenue, Melville. The property is located two houses down from Agterplaas on the left, heading towards the Bamboo Centre. The proposed development will cater for five dwelling units on a 372 m2 stand. The property already has these apartments on the property over two storeys and the owner […]


Land Use: Application for Consent Use: "Place of Amusement" (Night Club)

We have been notified of a consent use application for a “place of amusement” (night club) on the second floor of the building occupied on the ground floor by the MediCross on Main Road, which is owned by Accelerate Property Fund.  We have not been able to contact the landlord to engage with them directly. The MRA has previously notified residents of this application, however the applicants were required to […]


Unlawful building of a 22-unit commune on Fourth Avenue.

Dear Melville Community, We are writing to you to ask for your assistance concerning getting the municipality (now at executive mayor level) to enforce a stop order on an unlawful building of a 22-unit commune on Fourth Avenue.   No approvals or rights have been granted to the owner (i.e. rezoning of property, approval of building plans, commune approval, or possibly heritage approval).   The owner continues to ignore a […]


Land Use: Applications for rezoning from Residential 1 to Business 4 - 3rd & 4th Avenue

We have been notified of two rezone applications  from Resident 1 to Business 4 for properties 71 3rd Avenue (Erf 298)  & 72 4th Avenue (Erf 370). The owner is the same for both properties, located adjacent to each other whereby the intention is to utilize both properties for offices.   PROVINCIAL NOTICE 1037 OF 2017 CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY NOTICE FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE JOHANNESBURG TOWN PLANNING […]


Noise Nuisance Information & Complaint Procedure

We have received an informational pack from our Ward Councillor Bridget Steer with regards to Noise Pollution which includes: Understanding Noise Pollution Noise Control Regulations Standard Operating Procedure for Handling Noise Nuisances Information and procedure with regard to Noise Nuisance Complaints Reduced / Sample Affidavit Environmental Health Managers & RH Managers Contact list South African law makes a distinction between ‘Disturbing Noise’ – which is “objective and is defined as […]


Updated list of Approved Communes in Melville

The City of Johannesburg defines a commune as: ” Means a dwelling house where the habitable rooms are rented out for an extended period to unrelated persons who share the communal facilities such as the kitchen, lounge, dining room and bathrooms. “   Approved & Registered Communes in Melville (Sept 2016)     The following documents are available for download: City of Johannesburg: Commune Policy City of Johannesburg: All Communes […]