Open Space System
3.5 Open Space System
The topography of Linbro Park drains northward, towards the confluence of the Jukskei River and Modderfontein Spruit.
A ridge traverses the centre of Linbro Park dividing the area in two. The western half of Linbro Park drains towards the Jukskei River and the eastern half of Linbro drains towards the Modderfontein Spruit, a tributary of the Jukskei River.
There are large open spaces adjoining Linbro Park which form part of the CoJ regional open space system, such as the natural open space of the Modderfontein Conservation Area and the Linbro Park Landfill Site. These natural features afford Linbro Park the opportunity to share open space rather than duplication.
The 100 year flood-lines calculated for stormwater to drain into the tributaries limits development within Linbro Park and provides links into a greater continuous open space corridor system.
Transversing the site along the western edge is the Linbro Park Landfill Site, which prohibits development and is in a process of rehabilitation.
The height of the landfill also creates a visual and physical barrier from the N3 whilst forming part of the open space system.
LINBRO PARK: Urban Design Framework Plan