What is the CRRA?

The CRRA (previously CPOA) was established in 1950 as the official Ratepayer’s Association for Constantia and is also rigistered as a Conservation Body with Heritage Western Cape.

Our Vision

To integrate the 3 pillars of sustainability in the Constantia Valley, recognised as: Society, Environment and Business.


To become an active supportive and secure community that participates in decision making and the upkeep of the neighbourhood.


To sustain the balance of the cultural and environmental landscapes as well as the built and natural forms.


To foster an enabling climate for appropriate business to flourish locally.

Our Responsibilities:

Control land use and building:

  • Scrutinse and comment on all planning applications.
  • Report unauthorised building work.
  • Report land use contraventions.

We are your ‘one-stop-shop’ for dealing with common complaints such as :

  • roads & traffic.
  • stormwater, water, sewerage.
  • taxis.
  • noise nuisances.
  • vagrancy.
  • illegal dumping.
  • film shoots etc.

Special projects, for example:

  • Fibre to the home.
  • Alternative Garden waste drop-off sites.
  • Constantia-Tokai Valley Proclamation as a Grade 1 Cultural Landscape.
  • Greenbelt cycle routes.

Conservation of Rural and Cultural Heritage:

  • Any planning application that requires Heritage approval is referred to the CRRA for comment ; and
  • Our Heritage sub-committee will visit the property, investigate and discuss every application.

Conservation of Natural Heritage:

  • Many planning applications also require comment on natural Heritage ; and
  • We work in collaboration with Friends of Constantia Valley Greenbelt to maintain and preserve the greenbelts, rivers and wetlands.