06 September 2022
Two pieces of undeveloped land in Ward 92 in Johannesburg have been identified as locations for proposed cellular masts and the respective base stations.
Forming part of a city-wide project across 32 wards, if constructed the base stations and cell masts will be erected on municipal land in Sunnyrock, according to local media outlets.
Despite the masts being in Sunnyrock, residents of Bedfordview and Edenvale will benefit by having better signals too.
Ward 92 Clr. Kade Guerreiro said the land on which infrastructure will be located will be leased by the City of Ekurhuleni for nine years and 11 months.
“Overall, the project has the potential of generating R1.2bn in revenue for the city,” said Guerreiro. “It will also see the municipality generate a total monthly revenue of R1.679m on unused and undeveloped portions of land.”
He said the two masts in Sunnyrock would generate over R20,000 in revenue per month for the city.
Guerreiro said the funds generated by the project would be invested by the city back into its departments which would assist its residents in the long run.
The entire project will see 150 permanent and 6,200 temporary jobs being created.