26 February 2018
For immediate release
City Invites Public to Comment on the Draft Spatial Development Framework 2018/2019
In a bid to address planning challenges and promote sustainable development in the City, eThekwini Municipality is calling on members of the public to submit their comments on the Draft Annual Spatial Development Framework (SDF) for 2018/19.
The Framework aims to address long-term spatial development direction that will allow increased economic activities in the City. It is also important to guide the future growth and respond to the development needs of eThekwini residents.
EThekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede said the SDF is a vital instrument to guide development that will benefit all eThekwini residents. “The Framework is critical to transform our City by providing solutions to common planning development challenges,” she said.
“The Spatial Framework has the potential, as a coordinating instrument, to integrate environmental, economic and social considerations to ensure that we address spatial inequalities and inefficiencies in society,” Mayor Gumede added.
The preparation of the annual SDF for 2017/2018, which is in line with Section 26 of the Municipal Systems Act of 2000 and Chapter 4 part E of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management (Act 16 of 2013), is a spatial representation of the vision of the Integrated Development Framework which is the most important planning document for the Municipality.
The SDF 2017/2018 is available at all Municipal Libraries and Sizakala Centres for viewing and comment. EThekwini residents are encouraged to comment on the document to ensure eThekwini remains a City that attracts foreign direct investment and trade and remains globally competitive.
The deadline for all comments is 23 April 2018. The public is urged to provide written comments marked for the attention of the Senior Manager: Ms Helene Epstein: Strategic Spatial Planning Branch, Development Planning Department, Room 226, 2nd Floor City Engineers Building, 166 KE Masinga Road, Durban.
For more information, the public can contact Helene Epstein or Siauree Dehal on 03 311 7159 or 031 311 7744 or email: or respectively.
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Head of Communications Tozi Mthethwa
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