ETHEKWINI NEWSFLASH
 
12 APRIL 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Public Invited to Comment on City Plan
 
EThekwini Municipality is calling on the public to comment on the draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP) for the 2016/17 financial year.
The IDP, a requirement of the Municipal Systems Act of 2000, is a crucial driver for development in all municipalities. The document guides and informs all planning, budgeting, management and decision-making related to delivering services and development in the municipal area.
 
The strategic approach of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is underpinned by City’s long term development plan and is also informed by global, national and provincial policies such as the Sustainable Development Goals, National Development Plan and Provincial Growth and Development Strategy.
 
The IDP consists of eight plans that will help the City achieve its vision of becoming Africa’s most caring and livable City. These include, developing and sustaining our spatial, natural & built environment; developing a prosperous, diverse economy & employment creation; creating a quality living environment; fostering a socially equitable environment; creating a platform for growth, empowerment & skills development; embracing our cultural diversity, arts & heritage; fostering good governance & responsive local government; creating a financially accountable & sustainable city.
Each plan has a set of deliverables which informs the City’s budget and by which the City’s performance is monitored.
 
The formulation of the budget takes the above plans into account so as to ensure that the City’s strategic objectives are achieved.
 
A Service Delivery Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP) is thereafter compiled to monitor the implementation of the various programmes and projects contained within each plan.
An Annual Report is compiled at the end of the financial year, which gives an assessment of the year’s activities as recorded by the Municipality’s assessment tools.
 
The Draft IDP is available on the Municipality’s website www.durban.gov.za and will also be placed in Municipal Libraries and Sizakala Centres. Stakeholders are requested to provide written comments on the Draft IDP. Comments can be sent to Puven Akkiah, Corporate Policy Unit, 11nd Floor, Nedbank Building, 458 Smith Street, Durban or email Puvendra.Akkiah@durban.gov.za.
The closing date is 2 May 2016.
 
ENDS
Issued by eThekwini Municipality’s spokesman, Thulani Mbatha.
For more information members of the media can contact Thulani Mbatha on 031 311 4820 or email: thulani.mbatha1@durban.gov.za or Princess Nkabane on 031 311 4818 or princess.nkabane@durban.gov.za
 
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