Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natala
|Mmušôselegae||eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality|eThekwini|
|Hlômile||22 January 1895|
|• Ward Councillor||Rick Crouch (Democratic Alliance)|
|• Total||21.44 km2 (8.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Dipersente tša merafe (2011)|
|Dipolelo tša ntlha (2011)|
|Nomoro ya poso (Setarata)||3650|
|Nomoro ya poso (Lepokisi)||5119|
History[lokiša | edit source]
Hillcrest was formerly a sleepy village, but has now become a booming suburb incorporated into the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. Hillcrest was founded on a rise in the main road from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in 1895 as a farming or "weekend" village, then a good distance from what was the emerging port of Port Natal.
When the first Hillcrest Health Committee was established in 1943, the total all-race population was 1135 persons and only the Main Road was hardened. Nkutu Road was hardened with klinker in 1947 and this was followed in 1951 with the hardening of the first portion of Inanda Road. In 1962 tarring of selected roads in the central area began, followed by further roads in 1965. By 1971, when Town Board status was obtained, the total population had grown to 2799 persons.
The Hillcrest Waste Water Treatment Plant was finally established in the 1990s, then serving only the central commercial area of the village with phased extensions planned in time, with other areas continuing on septic tanks.
The town celebrated its centenary in 1995 and has since then seen an incredible increase in inhabitants migrating from more central areas in Durban
Hillcrest Today[lokiša | edit source]
Hillcrest lost its independent Town Board status in 1996 and was made subject to administration by the Outer West Local Council - a substructure council of the then Durban Unicity. In 2000, the Outer West Local Council, along with other local councils, was disestablished and were replaced by the single eThekwini Municipality encompassing the entire Durban metropolitan area.
The suburb of Hillcrest experienced a building boom in the late 1990s and 2000s with the construction of many gated communities and shopping centres.
References[lokiša | edit source]
- Councillor ready to tackle problems hands-on
- Independent Electoral Commission - 2011 Election Results
- Ward 10 - Official Ward 10 Councillor Web Site
- "Main Place Hillcrest". Census 2011.
- Mullany, David (2007). "Hillcrest of a wave". The Property Magazine.
Sources[lokiša | edit source]
- Lest We Forget - The Story of Hillcrest 1895 - 1995, Elizabeth Camp.
- Hillcrest Gillitts Activity Corridor Local Development Plan - Outer West Local Council, 2000
Communities of eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KwaZulu Natala
|Cities and towns||Adams Mission • Amanzimtoti • Assagay • Buffelsdraai • Cato Ridge • Chatsworth • Chesterville • Clermont • Doonside • Drummond • Durban • EkuPhakameni • Hillcrest • Illovo • Illovo Beach • Inanda • Inchanga • Karridene • Kingsburgh • La Mercy • Lamontville • Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natala • Ntuzuma • Phoenix • Pinetown • Tongaat • Umbogintwini • Umbumbulu • Umdloti • Umgababa • Umhlanga • Umkomaas • Verulam • Warner Beach • Winklespruit|
|Central suburbs||Berea • Bluff • Cato Manor • Essenwood • Glenwood • Morningside • Stamford Hill • Sydenham • Windermere • Yellowwood Park|
|Northern suburbs||Durban North • KwaMashu • Mount Edgecombe • Phoenix • Umdloti • Umhlanga Rocks|
|Western suburbs||Botha's Hill • Cowies Hill • Gillitts • Hillcrest • Kloof • New Germany • Pinetown • Queensburgh • Shallcross • Westville • Winston Park|
|Southern suburbs||Amanzimtoti • Chatsworth • Isipingo • Umlazi|