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INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN
DIRECTOR: IDP (Acting)
Mr Baninzi Duda
Tel: +27 (0) 41 505 4535
Fax: +27 (0) 41 505 4498
Secretary: Ms Maryka Du Plessis
VISION OF NELSON MANDELA BAY
“A Globally Competitive City that Works Together with the People“
MISSION OF NELSON MANDELA BAY
“Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is a global city that is governed by an inclusive and innovative municipality, focused on sustainable service delivery, socio-economic development, infrastructure development local and regional integration.”
Institutional Developmental Priorities
The Council has identified five municipal priorities as focus areas, namely:
· Municipal transformation and development
· Service delivery and infrastructure development
· Local economic development
· Financial sustainability and viability
· Good governance and public participation
Emanating from the above, the following Mayoral priorities have been set:
· Integrated and improved service delivery
· Streamlining of the administration to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
· Intensification of the fight against poverty and unemployment
· Elimination of illegal dumping
· Enhancement of public participation and communication
INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLAN
The Integrated Development Planning Office is located within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer, under the Office of the Municipal Manager. The core functions of IDP Office are the annual review and implementation of the IDP, management of the Corporate Geographic Information System (GIS), Knowledge Management and Community-based Planning (CBP).
WHAT IS AN IDP?
· IDP stands for Integrated Development Planning - every Municipality must have one, according to legislation
· IDP consist of long-term plans that ensure that all communities get the service they need
· It is legislated by the Municipal Systems Act 2000 – this is the legislated guide for development planning at local level
· It prioritises critical investments in your municipal area for the next five years
Purpose of the IDP
The main purpose of IDP is to enhance service delivery and fight poverty through an integrated and aligned approach between the different role-players and stakeholders. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s IDP therefore informs all other key institutional policy documents, implementation plans and planning processes, such as its budgets, business plans and Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plans. The IDP is therefore the principal strategic planning instrument. It ensures horizontal and vertical co-ordination and integration across the three spheres of government.
The successful implementation of the IDP depends on co-operative governance between the three spheres of government, as well as a sound partnership with strategic stakeholders.
ROLE OF COMMUNITY IN IDP PROCESS
· The community must fully participate in governing their municipality by attending IDP meetings
· The community must inform its municipality of their developmental needs, their problems, challenges and priorities (e.g. lack of roads, housing, electricity, clean water, etc.).
· The needs and priorities of the community must be reflected in the IDP.
· The community should have a bigger say in how their municipality’s budget is spent.
· Based on service delivery plans, municipalities have to allocate a budget to these plans in order to bring essential services to their community.
· Municipalities have a constitutional responsibility to ensure that the public participates fully and meaningfully in developing the municipal IDP process.
The Corporate GIS Unit is responsible for managing spatial data within the NMBM. The city utilises the ESRI software suite, which comprises ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, ArcINFO, ArcEditor’s and numerous ArcGIS licenses. The various Directorates are responsible for the maintenance and updating of the spatial data relevant to their fields of responsibility. GIS in the NMBM is currently available on the NMBM intranet; however, it will be made available on the NMBM website in due course.
Objectives of Corporate GIS
· Provide all users with accurate up to date data that will assist with their daily functions
· Ensure that the Corporate GIS is updated on a regular basis
· Coordinate the flow of spatial data between the various Directorates
· Act as a management tool for decision-making
· Enhance and promote the NMBM as an efficient organization
· Assist and advise Directorates with GIS capacity and technical inputs
Key Focus Areas
· IDP projects, including the IDP zonal system
· Accurate cadastral dataset
· Zoning data
· SDF proposals
· Sewerage and Water
· Roads and Stormwater
· Transportation proposals
· Fire, Traffic and Emergency Services
· Disaster Management and Security
· Economic Development
· Electricity and Energy
· Recreation and Culture
· Treasury data (ownership, valuations, etc.)
· An ’Information Flow" system for spatial data
It is considered highly desirable for the NMBM to develop and maintain a centrally located information centre in which all relevant information and data will be stored so as to assist in all the development processes within the metropolitan area.
The objectives of the Knowledge Management Centre are:
· Align current and future knowledge based information through scientific research methodologies;
· Develop effective tools to interpret diverse information, based on user-friendly methods and capabilities of individuals
· Research and share available information between stakeholders to improve performance and service delivery
· Prevent overlaps and wastage of scarce resources between internal and external stakeholders
Community-based Planning (CBP) is a specific form of ward planning involving all people in a ward. CBP has been designed to promote community participation and make the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) of a municipal area more people-centred.
Objectives of Community -based Planning
· To enhance the quality and credibility of the IDP
· To enhance the quality of services rendered to communities
· To encourage communities to own and manage their developmental agenda
· To instil a culture of accountability and law abidance in communities
· To promote community involvement in the economic activities of the Municipality in order to reduce dependency