Director Mr C. Geldenhuys
The Directorate Development and Planning is responsible for the conceptual planning of the municipality as a whole, linking the needs and priorities of all communities by means of the Integrated Development Plan to the final budget document.
Town Planning and Building Control also forms an integral part of the development of the town and functions such as Local Economic Development, Tourism, provision of Low Cost Housing and the implementation of the Municipal Infrastructure Grant constitute building blocks of the overall development of the municipal area of Dawid Kruiper. Local Economic Development and tourism are linked, striving to achieve the same goal namely to promote business development, job creation and general income for all public sectors.
Town Planning and Building Control Services
Development of the Integrated Development Plan
Comprehensive public participation processes.
Regular IDP Steering Committee meetings.
Gathering of inputs regarding proposed projects and needs, sector plans, etc.
Prioritization and reconciliation with available funding and 5-year time-frame.
Town Planning and Building Control
Master Planning, approval and controlling of overall Land Use in terms of Spatial Development Framework within the municipal jurisdiction.
Approval of building plans and building inspections for all buildings and structures in terms of national Building Regulations.
Law enforcement in terms of non-compliance in the case of both land use and building activities (Zoning Scheme and Building Control).
Local Development (LED) and Tourism
Local development and tourism are linked, both promoting economic development, job creation and prosperity to all.
Numerous projects is promoted and oversee such as Solar Park, Solar SEZ, High Speed Vehicle Track, SMME Village, etc.
Tourism pamphlets, different tourism initiatives as well as the Island Resort is also promoted and/or run by this section.
Serves as implementing agent for all Council’s needs related to low-income housing.
Acts as agent for grants received for the building of these houses, placement of beneficiaries and solving of needs and complaints.
Inspections in terms of illegal squatters and occupation of land.
Project Management Unit (PMU)
Compilation of business plans for Municipal Infrastructure Grants (MIG).
Put out tenders for appointment of consultants and contractors.
Responsible to oversee MIG projects and ascertain the spending of the yearly grant allocations in this regard.
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