Communities invited to help review the IDP

2015-10-08 06:00

KOUGA communities are invited to participate in the review of the local municipality’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP).

The IDP is a five-year plan that sets out the development needs of a municipal area. It forms the basis of the municipality’s budget and determines which projects are prioritised and funded in a particular year.

The most recent IDP for Kouga covers the planning period 2012 to 2017. Because circumstances change, the IDP is reviewed annually in consultation with communities to ensure that it remains up-to-date and relevant. The current review will be for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Kouga Executive Mayor Daphne Kettledas has called on all residents to attend the meetings and to make known what they consider important for their wards to prosper.

“Your voice is important. You know your community and its need. We need your input to ensure that the IDP captures what needs to happen for your ward to grow strong,” she said.

Public meetings will be held from 15 October to 10 November 2015 at community halls across Kouga to give residents the opportunity to highlight development they would like to see happening in their wards.

All meetings will start at 18:00 as per the following programme:

. October 15: Newton Hall, Jeffreys Bay (wards 3, 8, 11)

. October 20: Pellsrus Community Hall (ward 2)

. October 27: Katrien Felix Hall, Thornhill (ward 7)

. October 28: Loerie Community Hall (ward 7)

. October 28: Lungiso High School, KwaNomzamo (ward 6)

. November 3: Dan Sandi Hall, Patensie (ward 10)

. November 4: Weston Community Hall (ward 13)

. November 5: Vusumzi Landu Hall, Hankey (ward 9)

. November 10: Pellsrus Community Hall (wards 14 and 15)

. November 11: Sea Vista Community Hall (ward 12)

. November 12: Oyster Bay Community Hall (ward 1)

. November 17: Kruisfontein Community Hall (wards 4 and 5)

For more information, contact ID Manager, Colleen Dreyer, at 042 200 2143 or send an email to

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