This year the event was held from the 2nd to the 6th of October and the Ministry of Habitat, Infrastructure and Land Transport organized some activities to commemorate the celebration and an exhibition was part of it. “The Habitat Week Exhibition” which was held on the 5th and the 6th of October at the Independence House building on the ground floor.
The Seychelles Planning Authority under the umbrella of the Ministry was present during the exhibition to provide information through a display of the inner workings of the organization and also an overview of the Victoria Waterfront Masterplan which the public responded positively towards such proposal. They were so excited and look forward to come to a destination of attraction with daytime and nighttime activities for families and the youth given the lack of entertainment in Victoria Town. The public was also interested in procedures of implementation of the development and queried of how land will be allocated. This also gave us the opportunity to interact with the visitors who were there to visit all the displays.
In addition; the Planning Authority gave a perspective for the development of Ile Aurore the last remaining practically undeveloped reclaimed island north east of Mahe.
It is anticipated that the island will be developed into a new waterside community with a mix of residential tenures and housing typologies; mixed residential and commercial developments; social and educational institutions and recreational and tourism developments that will create this new social cohesion of a new waterside community.
Seychelles Planning Authority took part in the exhibition.