GEORGE BUSINESS NEWS - The Welgelegen Estate is situated on the eastern side of George in the beautiful valley towards Wilderness bordered by the Modderrug river as it flows from the west towards the Kaaimans river in the east and is only five minutes' drive from the Garden Route Mall.
The layout of the estate on north-facing slopes provides for a well-landscaped and designed area. The estate infrastructure in the form of roads and other facilities is in place, including a well-controlled entrance and state-of-the-art security technology deployed around the estate perimeter.
At a special general meeting of members of the Welgelegen Homeowners Association, six trustees were elected to govern and manage the affairs of the estate. They are Fred de Kock (developer), Major-General Dries de Wit, Dr Lukas du Preez, Dr Jan Lombard, Jaco Joubert and Leo-Heyns Nel. The trustees elected De Wit as chairperson of the Welgelegen Homeowners Association and decided to establish four portfolio committees to manage the estate in a professional way.
These are a Compliance and Communication Committee: Dr Lukas du Preez; Environmental and Landscaping Committee: Dr Jan Lombard; Security Affairs: Jaco Joubert; and Finance and Audit: Leo-Heyns Nel.
The committees are in a process to finalise their terms of reference and to invite four homeowners in the estate to serve on each committee.
The trustees believe that the management model will ensure a participative approach among all homeowners striving towards a lifestyle that protects and appreciates the natural environment of the estate through the limitation and eradication of alien vegetation, also ensuring the use of trails and rivers in a manner that protect scarce resources.
The main purpose is the creation of a safe and secure environment in striving towards the vision of harmonious living within the natural beauty of the estate through a spatial development framework which complements the landscape.
The trustees strive towards transparent and open engagement and communication in promoting respect for each other and the environment through the envisaged Estate Management Model. Important pillars in the process would be integrity - doing what is right in the interest of all homeowners through adherence to actions and decisions within the ambit of the law, Welgelegen Homeowners Constitution and estate rules.
The building of houses on vacant stands in the estate is approaching the 50% mark. During such construction phases the management of important stakeholders like all homeowners, the main developer
Cape Estates, trustees, George Municipality and the department of environmental affairs will be of cardinal importance.
One of many trustee objectives is to make Welgelegen Estate a model estate and one of the best in the Western Cape.
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