The purpose of this department is to manage, monitor and ensure the development and effective implementation and monitoring of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP). An IDP, adopted by council of a municipality, is the key strategic planning tool for the municipality.
Key Performance Areas
As one of the key departments in the municipality the IDP section has many responsibilities that are linked to the success of Bitou Municipality. Some of the department’s key responsibilities are: Manage and coordinate the process of developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing the Integrated Development Plan (IDP); Monitoring and overseeing the alignment of sectoral plans with the IDP; ensuring that the municipality gives effect to and conducts its affairs in a manner which is consistent with the IDP and achieves the strategic development priorities and objectives as reflected in the IDP. This then ensures that the IDP is compliant with legislated requirements, strategic and integrated; and linked to the resources of the municipality.
Ultimately, the IDP is agreed between local government and residents of Bitou municipality, and thus a fine balance needs to be struck in allocating scarce resources.