DURBAN
AEROTROPOLIS

Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone forms the heart

of the emergent Durban Aerotropolis.The Provincial

Government of KwaZulu-Natal is the driving force

behind the planning, development and creation of

Durban Aerotropolis and is working in conjunction

with local land owners, municipalities and state-

owned entities.

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REASONS TO INVEST

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KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Plentiful supply of zoned and fully-serviced land, immediately adjacent to King Shaka International Airport.

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CUSTOMS-CONTROLLED
AREA

Located within a Customs-Controlled Area provides for the ease of business and the provision of incentives related to the import and export of specialised aeronautical parts and materials.

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GREATER
DURBAN

With South Africa's second largest economy, Greater Durban is a prime business destination.

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MULTIPLE REGIONAL AIRPORTS AND AERODROMES

Multiple regional airports and aerodromes in the region would benefit from local aeronautical and related support services.

DURBAN
AEROTROPOLIS


Anchored by King Shaka International Airport, the Durban Aerotropolis may best be described as a purpose-built airport city.

 

MASTER PLAN


The Durban Aerotropolis master plan provides a development framework for the next 50 years of growth within the confines of KwaZulu-Natal’s premier airport precinct.

By anticipating and responding to the region’s potential trends and challenges, the master plan creates a favourable physical environment for investment through integrated and co-ordinated spatial planning, integrated multi-modal transport networks, infrastructure and engineering services, and environmental sustainability measures.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT DURBAN AEROTROPOLIS

  • 50-year master plan development horizon
  • Potential to attract investment amounting to R1 trillion
  • First city to be planned and developed in a democratic South Africa.
  • Covers an area of 32 000ha, extending from Umhlanga in the south, to Ballito in the north
  • Ndwedwe in the west.
  • Provides for 42 million square metres of developable land for a wide range of uses.

  • 21% industrial and warehousing;
  • 4% Civic, institutional and other non-residential;
  • 12% retail;
  • 7% office and banking;
  • 14% agricultural; and
  • 42% residential.

  • 25 000 short-term jobs projected;
  • 300 000 medium-term jobs projected;
  • 750 000 long-term jobs projected.

  • Home to 1.5 million residents, with residential options geared to co-location with employment opportunities in a live/work/play urban model.
  • The establishment of 10 000ha of green space.
  • Anticipated that 70% of peak period commuters will utilise public transport.
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KING SHAKA
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT


King Shaka International Airport, owned and operated by Airports Company South Africa, is a new generation airport with a 3.7km runway - the longest runway at sea level in South Africa - capable of accommodating the world’s largest aircraft.It has two rapid taxi-ways and the capacity to handle 23 air traffic movements per hour. The airport terminal has the capacity to handle 7.5 million passengers per annum in its first phase and facilitated 6.1 million passengers pre-COVID-19 pandemic.

OPPORTUNITY WITHIN THE DURBAN AEROTROPOLIS

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ACCESSIBILITY

 With a highly efficient network of roads and highways, King Shaka International Airport is well connected to Greater Durban.Plans are in place for Metro connectivity in future expansion scenarios. 

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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

The airport and surrounding Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone has seen the development of major infrastructure, creating opportunities for further investment and development by the private sector in terms of commercial, industrial and business opportunities in close proximity to the airport.    

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QUALITY OF LIFE

In line with the growth of the precinct surrounding the airport, outlying suburb have witnessed the exceptional growth of new retail outlets, schools,entertainment zones, restaurants - the social components of which lend themselves to an exceptional quality of life.

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PROPERTY INVERTMENT

Given the advent of new developments in Durban's northern development corridor, stimulated by growth within Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone and the airport, residential demand has transformed the property market in the wider area. 

PROJECTED DEVELOPMENTS

October 2015

IAS Adopted DURAMP Awarded to Hatch-Iyer-Utho

October 2015

October 2015

Inaugural Workshop created aspirational vision with stakeholders

October 2015

Inception report presented to ASC & working groups

October 2015

March 2016

Design Charrette 1 Co-created master plan prototypes with stakeholders

May 2016

Presentation to the AEC

May 2016

July 2016

Design Charrette 2 Status quo review and emerging master plan concept testing with stakeholders

September/October 2016

Present draft master plan to stakeholders for comment

September/October 2016

June 2017

Master plan and implementation plan concluded

November 2017

Adoption by Provincial Cabinet

November 2017

February 2018

Durban Aerotropolis Launch

September 2019

Launch of Durban Aerotropolis Visitor Centre, located at Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone

September 2019

2021

Launch of Whetstone Industrial Estate - the first private-sector led development since the launch of the Durban Aerotropolis

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29° South, 7 Umsinsi Junction
Dube City, La Mercy
KwaZulu-Natal
4399

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Tel: +27 32 814 0000
Email: invest@dubetradeport.co.za

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