The Chamber is:

  an independent, non-political, subscription-based association dedicated to promoting a business-friendly environment;

  an impartial, credible non-profit association, which enables it to negotiate contracts and secure funding for projects that benefit its community;

  comprised of members from every sector of the economy, ranging from small entrepreneurs to large corporates;

  involved in a number of initiatives to promote regional development, enterprise and skills development, training and business advisory services
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Projects:

Geotrail

 

Description

Development of an interpretive “Geologytrail” along Bulembu road (R40 from Barberton to Bulembu border post) in line with Tourism and Biodiversity Corridor and World Heritage Site objectives.  

It will eventually form part of network of tourism access facilities related to the World Heritage Site Interpretation Centre / Biopark which would form the hub for various routes and visitor points throughout the region, the WHS and its marketing links. The project will package the various attractions including mainly geology but also biodiversity and scenery along the road. Entails construction of scenic lookout and stop points with appropriate visitor facilities, bus stops, interpretation and signage on and to significant sites. Including information dissemination, signage and road-verge maintenance and development of sustainable tourism monitoring and security service along the trail. 





 

Concept designs

 

Brochure


 

Implementation

The planning for the Gateways Upgrade, Genesis Route and Geotrail projects was integrated. Download this PowerPoint presentation to read more ... (4.5mb)

 

Status

The following project elements have commenced:
• Sites selected and scoped;
• Designs completed;
• All departmental approvals obtained;
• Stakeholder and landowner consultations ongoing;
• Construction tenders out.