Cape Town residents have the right and duty to participate in local government decision-making. We all have the opportunity, through subcouncils
, ward forums, libraries
, public meetings via written submissions (post, e-mail and paper forms), faxes and online forms to influence the way in which Council functions and make sure that local government policies, by-laws and projects are relevant to our needs.
This month, comments are invited on the following:
1 - 21 May 2016
The Recreational Water-use By-law aims to promote and regulate safe and ecologically sensitive
water-based recreational activities on Cape Town’s terrestrial water bodies. There are older by-laws from previous local authorities that cover water based recreational activities in Cape Town, however these are out of date. The Recreational Water-use By-law aims to consolidate and update these older
22 April 2016 - 26 May 2016
A new suite of planning legislation for all spheres of government was adopted and implemented since
1 July 2015, which included the City of Cape Town Municipal Planning By-law, 2015. The MPBL was approved by Council on 25 March 2015 and includes the City Development Management Scheme, which was previously known as the City of Cape Town Zoning Scheme Regulations. (More...
1 - 31 May 2016
The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Department identified the need to amend the current Water By-law to provide for the control and regulation of water services in the city. Part of the process is that the public be afforded the opportunity to make representation and/or give input to the draft Water Amendment By-law. (More...
1 April 2016 - 31 May 2016
The City of Cape Town intends to enter into a contract to develop, maintain and remediate the Vissershok landfill site. As the contract will impose financial obligations on the City for longer than three financial years, public comment is invited. (More...