The task of the Environmental Strategy and Partnerships Branch is to ensure that the City's decision-making and developmental undertakings incorporate environmental issues, as well as to initiate the implementation of environment-related poverty alleviation projects and programmes in the city.
Key functions of the branch include:
This involves developing, managing and reviewing policies such as the key Integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy (IMEP), from which several strategies, guidelines, plans and tools that have been developed for the City’s strategic sustainable planning. Input into the City's 2030 Spatial Plan and the City’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is also provided.
Environmental performance and information
This entails the collation, monitoring and managing of data and information relating to the City’s sustainable development strategies. An annual State of the Environment Report is produced to monitor changes in the environment (good and bad) since the previous year.
Project and partnership development
The branch initiates and co-ordinates the implementation of the City's large-scale environmental projects such as the False Bay Ecology Park and the Blaauwberg Conservation Area. It also manages, guides and co-ordinates interdepartmental co-operation in respect of environmental projects.
Strategic co-ordination (poverty alleviation and Extended Public Works Programme)
Assistance with managing, guiding and co-ordinating interdepartmental co-operation in respect of poverty alleviation and the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) environmental projects.
Coastal co-ordination and coastal zone management
The coast is one of the City’s greatest economic and social assets and a Coastal Zone Management Strategy has been therefore been developed to ensure sustainable management of the coast. Working closely with other City departments and partners such as the Table Mountain National Park, Coastal Zone Development plans and guidelines have been developed. An annual State of the Coast Report is produced, which identifies the current state of beaches and resorts along the coast and whether they are improving in quality or not. Environmental awareness about the coast is also a key component of this function.
For further information, contact:
Mr Gregg Oelofse (Manager)
Tel: +27 (0)21 487 2239
Fax: +27 (0)21 487 2578
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