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City calling for nominations, applications for planning tribunal<p>The MPT was established on 1 July 2015 when the Municipal Planning By-law came into effect. A total of 25 members serve on the MPT, nine of whom are professionals from the private sector. The external members’ contract period expires on 30 June 2021. </p><p>‘We are calling on residents and interested parties to apply or nominate external members to serve on the tribunal. The MPT fulfils a very important function and those wanting to serve on the tribunal must have the time and experience to attend to the duties as provided for in planning legislation. </p><p>‘Members must also have knowledge and experience in any one, or all of the disciplines of spatial planning, land use management, land development, and the applicable laws. This is a great opportunity for professionals to contribute to and influence Cape Town’s built environment,’ said the City’s Mayoral Committee for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt.</p><p>The closing date for submissions and nominations is 26 February 2021. New members’ contract period will commence on 1 July 2021. </p><p><strong>Members of the MPT are expected to:</strong></p><ul><li>prepare for and attend regional panel meetings, at least once a week</li><li>participate in meetings</li><li>read reports</li><li>conduct site visits, and </li><li>fulfil other duties and functions provided for in legislation</li></ul><p>External members are appointed for a period of five years, and their contract is renewable once. Their full term may not exceed 10 years. External members are remunerated on a capped hourly rate, equal to the SACPLAN rate for a Category-B professional.</p><p>Application and nomination forms are available at: <a href="" target="_blank">NominationForm_Appointment as member_CCT_MPT.pdf</a> (</p><p>Completed applications or nominations, accompanied by the applicant or nominee’s CV, must be sent to: <a href=""></a>.    </p><p>Incomplete and late applications will not be considered. </p><p><strong>End</strong></p>2021-02-14T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#4e83bb60-1fba-493e-aef6-419932b84d57;L0|#04e83bb60-1fba-493e-aef6-419932b84d57|municipal planning;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#4e7269a8-e646-4acf-ab26-221808c994d3;L0|#04e7269a8-e646-4acf-ab26-221808c994d3|Municipal Planning Tribunal10

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