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Emergency Hotline0800 029 999
WhatsApp Support Line 060 012 3456
Provincial Hotline021 928 4102
Bitou Municipality (Customer Care)044 501 3174/5
Fire / Rescue044 533 5000
Ambulance (Private)072 054 9110
Law Enforcement044 501 3240
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Emergency Hotline 0800 029 999
WhatsApp Support Line 060 012 3456
Provincial Hotline 021 928 4102
Bitou Municipality (Customer Care) 044 501 3174/5
Fire / Rescue 044 533 5000
Ambulance (Private) 072 054 9110
Law Enforcement 044 501 3240
Ambulance 10177

Public Participation Process

INVITATION TO COMMENT ON DRAFT FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR NEW MUNICIPAL OFFICE ACCOMMODATION.

The Municipality’s objective is to assess the feasibility of the establishment of a single working environment to improve community integration, efficiency and accessibility of services delivered to all its residents.

This notification serves to inform stakeholders of the Feasibility Study and provide them the opportunity to comment as part of the Public Participation Process. A Draft Feasibility Study Report will be available to the public and can be viewed at any one of the following places: 

  • Main Municipal Administrative Office, Sewell Street
  • Engineering Services Department Office , Marine Drive
  • Natures Valley Municipal Office(Natures Valley Ratepayers Association Offices)
  • Kwanokuthula Library
  • Bossiesgif / Qolweni Housing Office
  • Public Library, Melville’s Corner
  • Central Library New Horizons
  • Green Valley Housing Office
  • Kurland Library
  • Kranshoek Library
  • Download from the municipal website at www.bitou.gov.za

Stakeholders who would like to participate, receive future correspondence and project information and/or who would like to submit comment throughout the comment period are invited to register as an Interested &Affected Part (I&AP) for the duration of the period.

Only those parties that formally register by responding to this notice in writing and submitting their complete contact details (postal, email, phone and fax) and/or comments during the process will be kept up to date with the results of the process and be informed of documents available for public review.

 

Preliminary comments and registration requests can be submitted to:

The Project Officer

Mr. Omar Essa

Bitou Municipality

Private Bag X1002, PLETTENBERG BAY,6600

Email: projects@plett.gov.za

For enquiries please contact Mr. Essa on 044 501 3269 during office hours

Closed for comments: Monday, 27 June 2016 @ 16h30

 

A PAULSE

MUNICIPAL MANGER

Notice No 100/2016

Last updated: 24/04/2020

Notice Number 261/2019

Notice is hereby given that Bitou Municipality has received the following application in terms of Section 15(2)(a), (d) & (e) of the Municipal Land Use Planning Bylaw (2015)

The application is available for inspection at the Municipal Town Planning Office (Monks View, Church Street, Plettenberg Bay) during normal office hours.  Telephonic enquiries in this regard may be directed to the Town Planner, Ms Adél Stander, Bitou Municipality (Tel: 044 501 3321).

Any objections to the proposal should be lodged in writing to reach the undersigned (Municipal Manager, Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay, 6600 and/or be hand-delivered at the Municipal Offices, Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay) by no later than 30 days from the publication of this notice. 

Comments or objections received after the aforementioned closing date may be disregarded. A person who cannot read or write but wishes to comment on the proposals may visit the Department: Strategic Services (Town Planning Section) where a member of staff will assist them to formalize their comment.

Adv. LMR Ngoqo
Municipal Manager/ Munisipale Bestuurder
Bitou Local Municipality/ Bitou Plaaslike Munisipaliteit
Private Bag X1002/ Privaatsak X1002
PLETTENBERG BAY, 6600/ PLETTENBERGBAAI, 6600

Last updated: 29/10/2019

RULES OF ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL

BY-LAW RELATING TO THE RULES OF ORDER FOR THE CONDUCT OF MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL OF BITOU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
Under the provisions of section 156 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, the Bitou Local Municipality, enacts as follows: –

Last updated: 02/09/2019

Draft: Integrated Waste Management Plan

Introduction

The Bitou Local Municipality (BLM) is required to develop an Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP) as per the requirements of the National Environmental Management Waste Act (59 of 2008) as amended (hereafter referred to as the Waste Act). The IWMP must be endorsed by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) and then incorporated into the municipal Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
In terms of the Municipal Systems Act, a municipality must give effect to the provisions of Section 152(1) and 153 of the Constitution and must:

  • Give priority to the basic needs of the local community;
  • Promote the development of the local community; and
  • Ensure that all members of the local community have access to at least the minimum level of available resources and the improvement of standards of quality over time.

GIBB Pty Ltd (hereafter referred to as GIBB) has been appointed for the revision of the Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) IWMP and the IWMPs for the seven local municipalities in the GRDM, namely:

  • Mossel Bay Local Municipality (MBLM);
  • Bitou Local Municipality (BLM);
  • George Local Municipality (GLM);
  • Hessequa Local Municipality (HLM);
  • Kannaland Local Municipality (KLLM);
  • Knysna Local Municipality (KLM); and
  • Oudtshoorn Local Municipality (OLM).

Closing date for public review: 08 November 2019

Last updated: 18/10/2019

Small-scale embedded generation policy

OBJECTIVES

This policy facilitates the inclusion of Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) onto the electricity distribution network of Bitou Municipality, so that safety, power quality, grid operation and municipal revenue issues are adequately addressed, and that the local renewable energy industry and green economy is promoted at the same time, supporting job creation.

 

Last updated: 14/01/2020

DRAFT POLICY ON ELECTRIFICATION OF SECOND DWELLINGS

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this document is to set out a uniform policy to be applied for the electrification of second dwellings in order for the Municipality to meet its constitutional and statutory obligations to provide basic municipal services, and to afford occupiers of second dwellings access to an electricity supply.

Last updated: 14/01/2020

Maintenance Policy: Electrical Infrastructure

NOTICE NUMBER: 286/2020

Bitou Municipality Electrical and Mechanical Department developed a Policy on Electrical Infrastructure. The objective of this document is to ensure the proper maintenance of the Electricity infrastructure assets of the municipality as captured in the Asset Register of Bitou Municipality and benchmark the maintenance management approach of Bitou Municipality in the relevant Government guidelines. The policy will only apply to the ongoing maintenance of infrastructure assets, and excludes any capital renewal expenditure.

This notification serves to inform the public of the Policy on Electrical Infrastructure and provide them the opportunity to comment as part of the Public Participation Process.

Full particulars of the proposed Policies are available for inspection under the “News” section on Bitou Municipality’s website (www.bitou.gov.za). Alternatively, during office hours at the Bitou Local Municipality, Division: Engineering Services, Electrical & Mechanical Department, 17 Marine Drive, Plettenberg Bay, 6600. Copies are also available at all public libraries in the municipal area.

Written comments or objections may be submitted for the attention of the Senior Electrical & Mechanical Manager, Mr. Jemaine Cupido, by email at jcupido@plett.gov.za, or by post to the Municipal Manager: Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay 6600, or by hand to the Division: Engineering Services, 17 Marine Drive, Plettenberg Bay, 6600,

For enquiries, please contact Mr. Cupido on 044 501 3277 during office hours

Closing date for public sector comments: Wednesday, 23 November 2020 @ 16h30

Adv. LMR Ngoqo
MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Bitou Local Municipality

Last updated: 22/10/2020

Waste Minimisation Plan

The Garden Route District Municipality (GRDM) has identified the need to develop a waste minimisation plan to govern waste minimisation, recycling and diversion of waste from landfill across the district. There is also a need for each of the seven local municipalities in the district to have the own waste minimisation plans to drive waste minimisation efforts. The district is facilitating the development of WMPs for the seven local municipalities in the district to ensure uniformity in waste minimisation across the district. One of the key aims of the WMPs is to identify budgets required to implement waste minimisation projects.

The objective of a waste minimisation plan (WMP) is primarily to minimise waste generation and disposal.

GIBB Pty Ltd (hereafter referred to as GIBB) has been appointed for the development of WMPs for the GRDM and each of the seven local municipalities in the GRDM, namely:

  • George Local Municipality (GLM)
  • Mossel Bay Local Municipality (MBLM)
  • Bitou Local Municipality (BLM)
  • Hessequa Local Municipality (HLM)
  • Kannaland Local Municipality (KLLM)
  • Knysna Local Municipality (KLM)
  • Oudtshoorn Local Municipality (OLM)

This WMP addresses waste minimisation, recycling and diversion of waste from landfill for the Bitou Local Municipality (BLM).

Last updated: 03/06/2021

Review Of Housing Allocation Policy

CALL FOR COMMENTS – REVIEW OF HOUSING ALLOCATION POLICY
BITOU MUNICIPALITY (WC047)
NOTICE NUMBER: 272/2021

Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council has approved the Housing Allocation Policy for Bitou Local Municipality in accordance with the Western Cape Provincial Framework Policy for the selection of housing beneficiaries. The Housing Allocation Policy is currently under review and the Integrated Human Settlements section is calling all Public members to submit their comments pertaining to the policy no later than 14 days from the publication of this notice.

Any objections or comments to the policy should be lodged in writing to reach (the Municipal Manager or be hand-delivered to the nearest Municipal Housing Offices) by no later than 14 days.

A copy of the Policy will be available at the Housing offices and on the Municipal website, www.bitou.gov.za/housing-allocation-policy

Comments or objections received after the aforementioned closing date may be disregarded. A person that is not able to read or write but wishes to comment on the proposals may visit their nearest Housing Office where a member of staff will assist them to formalize their comment (s).

For any queries regarding the policy, contact Ms. S Madokwe on 044 501 3224 during office hours. Alternately, email the Human Settlements section at humansettlements@bitou.gov.za.

 

ISIMEMO SEZIMVO-UKUHLAZIYWA KOMGAQO-NKQUBO WOLWABIWO LWEZINDLU

Isaziso siyanikezelwa ukuba iBhunga likaMasipala liphumeze uMgaqo-nkqubo wolwabiwo lweZindlu kuMasipala weNgingqi waseBitou ngokungqinelana noMgaqo-nkqubo weNkqubo-sikhokelo lwePhondo laseNtshona Koloni wokhetho lwabaxhamli bezindlu. UMgaqo-nkqubo woLwabiwo lweZindlu uphononongwa ngoku kwaye icandelo lokuHlaliswa kwaBantu eliHlanganisiweyo libiza onke amalungu oLuntu ukuba angenise izimvo zawo malunga nomgaqo-nkqubo zingaphelanga iintsuku ezili-14 zokupapashwa kwesisaziso.

Naziphina izichaso okanye izimvo kulo mgaqo-nkqubo kufuneka zifakwe ngokubhaliweyo ukuze zifikelele kulowo utyikitye apha ngezantsi (uMlawuli kaMasipala, uMasipala waseBitou, kwaye zisiwe ngesandla kwii-Ofisi zikaMasipala zeZindlu) zingadlulanga iintsuku ezili-14 zokupapashwa kwesisaziso. Ikopi yalo Mgaqo-nkqubo kunye neefom ziya kufumaneka ukuze zibonwe kwii-ofisi zeZindlu nakwiwebhusayithi kaMasipala, www.bitou.gov.za/housing-allocation-policy

Izimvo okanye izichaso ezifunyenwe emva kwalo mhla wokuvala ukhankanywe ngentla zisenokungahoywa. Umntu ongakwaziyo ukufunda okanye ukubhala kodwa enqwenela ukuphawula ngezindululo angatyelela iOfisi yezeZindlu ekufuphi kuye apho abasebenzi baya kuthi babancedise ekwenzeni uluvo lwabo ngokusesikweni.

Malunga nayo nayiphi na imibuzo malunga nomgaqo-nkqubo, nxibelelana noNks S Madokwe kule nombolo: 044 501 3224 ngamaxesha omsebenzi. Alturnatvly, thumela i-imeyile kwicandelo lokuHlaliswa kwaBantu ku: humansettlements@bitou.gov.za.

 

LEWER KOMMENTAAR - OORSIG OOR HUISTOEKENNINGSBELEID

Kennis geskied hiermee dat die Munisipale Raad die Behuisingstoekenningsbeleid vir Bitou Plaaslike Munisipaliteit goedgekeur het in ooreenstemming met die Wes -Kaapse Provinsiale Raamwerkbeleid vir die keuse van behuisingsbegunstigdes. Die beleid oor behuisingstoewysing word tans hersien en die afdeling vir geïntegreerde menslike nedersettings doen 'n beroep op alle lede van die publiek om hul kommentaar rakende die polis nie later as 14 dae na publikasie van hierdie kennisgewing in te dien.

Enige besware of kommentaar op die polis moet skriftelik ingedien word om die Munisipale Bestuurder te bereik, nie later as 14 dae by die naaste Munisipale Behuisingskantore afgelewer word.

'N Afskrif van die beleid en vorms sal beskikbaar wees by die behuisingskantore en op die munisipale webwerf, www.bitou.gov.za/housing-allocation-policy

Kommentaar of besware wat na die voorgenoemde sluitingsdatum ontvang word, kan buite rekening gelaat word. 'N Persoon wat nie kan lees of skryf nie, maar kommentaar wil lewer op die voorstelle, kan 'n besoek aan die naaste behuisingskantoor bring, waar 'n personeellid hulle sal help om hul kommentaar te formaliseer.

Vir enige navrae rakende die polis, kontak me. Madokwe by 044 501 3224 gedurende kantoorure. Andersins, stuur 'n e -pos aan die afdeling Menslike nedersettings by humansettlements@bitou.gov.za.

Adv. LMR Ngoqo
MUNICIPAL MANAGER
Bitou Local Municipality

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