Newsletter – January 2021

Committee Changes 

We would like to welcome Nathaniel Wakefield, who has been co-opted onto the Committee to help with planning approvals.

Town Planning

All plans must be submitted to PRABOA’s Architecture and Town Planning Committee for comment before submission to PHRA-G and Council. A site visit is usually required.

Plans are reviewed by committee every two weeks. Next meetings will take place on

  • 21st January
  • 4th February
  • 18th February
  • 4th March
  • 18th March
  • 1st April
  • 15th April
  • 29th April
  • 13th May
  • 27th May
  • 10th June
  • 24th June

Please respect the fact that committee members are volunteers who also run their own architecture practices. Requests for expedited review of plans cannot therefore be accommodated.

From April 1st 2019 an administrative fee of R 1000  to review building plan applications is applicable. Please email the payment confirmation to:

Safety and Security

If you wish to sign up to support our SafeParks community safety scheme, please email Lynn Rushton ( If you want to get our weekly crime/ safety newsletter, please also contact Lynn. Please visit our Facebook and website pages:

Website: and 


You can find the YouTube video of the 2020 AGM and all of the PRABOA committee member reports here: 

Cutting down on expenses or changing payer details?

If you want to save money by discontinuing the SafeParks contribution while continuing Cortac alarm monitoring, think carefully of the consequences. The rate you pay Cortac is a substantially reduced rate for SafeParks contributors. In addition, if you do not contribute to SafeParks, you are not supporting the active daily patrolling that aims to keep our suburb much safer. In addition, should you cancel SafeParks, Cortac would have to substantially increase your alarm monitoring fee. 

Please note that if the person who pays the SafeParks and Cortac accounts leaves Parkhurst, they cannot just switch bank account numbers. Both SafeParks and Cortac require new contracts to be signed. This is a consumer protection measure to ensure we have a signed debit order form. The Cortac control room also needs contact details of an occupant or owner.

Leaving Parkhurst? 

If you intend leaving Parkhurst, and want to cancel your SafeParks debit order, send an email to with your name(s) and address and if possible, contact details of the new owner, tenant, agent or landlord. You must cancel your home alarm contract with Cortac separately. No other email addresses for SafeParks should be used for cancellations.