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Final countdown to comment on Urban Waste Management’s draft 2024/2025 budget <span><p>Two of the biggest planned capital expenditures proposed for Urban Waste Management Directorate's 2024/2025 draft budget are R180 million for upgrading plant and replacing vehicles and R9 million for construction of a material recovery facility/mechanical biological treatment plant at the Athlone Refuse Transfer Station. </p><p>About R50 million is being proposed for the other major capital expenditure which is various minor upgrading works (such as building, civil engineering, electrical and fencing) at facilities. This is to ensure compliance with operational health and safety legislation and reduce the potential for service disruptions. </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure></span><span><p><strong>The proposed capital budget also includes, among others, the following major capital projects with the first expenditure scheduled for 2024/25:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Design and development of a Material Recovery Facility to sort recyclables at Coastal Park landfill:</strong><br><br>R500 000 (2024/25)<br><br> </li><li><strong>Landfill gas infrastructure to eventually convert landfill gas to electricity at Coastal Park landfill:</strong><br><br>R15m over the next three FYs, starting with R5m in 2024/25.<br><br> </li><li><strong>Landfill gas infrastructure to eventually convert landfill gas to electricity at Vissershok landfill:</strong><br><br>R15m over the next three FYs, starting with R5m in 2024/25.<br><br> </li><li><strong>Construction of satellite workshop at Vissershok landfill to improve vehicle availability for reliable refuse collection:</strong><br><br>R16,6m over the next three FYs, starting with R645 000 in 2024/25.<br><br> </li><li><strong>Killarney Drop-off facility upgrade:</strong><br><br>R60,7m over three FYs, starting with R168 000 in 2024/25.<br><br> </li><li><strong>Design and development of additional airspace at Vissershok landfill:</strong><br><br>R11,4m over the next two FYs, starting with R6,2m in 2024/25.<br><br> </li><li><strong>Replacing shipping containers:</strong><br><br>R5,7m over the next two FYs, starting with R3,2m in 2024/25<br><br> </li><li><strong>Kuils River Depot Upgrade:</strong><br><br>R9,2m over the next two FYs, starting with R567 000 in 2024/25.<br><br> </li><li><strong>Weighbridge upgrade at Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility</strong>:<br><br>R3,9m<br><br> </li><li><strong>Kraaifontein Integrated Waste Management Facility refurbishment:</strong><br><br>R9,4m over the next three FYs, starting with R1,5m in 2024/25<br><br> </li><li><strong>Maitland Workshop upgrade:</strong><br><br>R2,5m over the next three years, starting with R1m in 2024/25.<br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:791px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>In total, Capital expenditure for the directorate is proposed to be R301m for the 2024/25 financial year. </p><p>In addition, R252m has been budgeted for door-to-door waste collection and seven-day area cleaning.</p><p>Looking towards the next three years, various additional capital expenditures have been proposed including:</p><ul><li><strong>Coastal Park Transfer Station:</strong> R4,6m (2025/26), R15,7m (2026/27)</li><li><strong>Vehicle Replacement:</strong> R300m over two FYs- 2025/26 and 2026/27</li><li><strong>Plant Replacement:</strong> R100m over two FYs- 2025/26 and 2026/27<br></li></ul> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>Finally, residents and waste services providers are advised that an average increase has been applied on the consumptive tariffs for Refuse Collection of 5,7%, and 7,24% for Disposal for 2024/25.</p><p>'We encourage our residents to have their say on the City's proposed budget. This includes proposed infrastructure investments, waste services, cleansing initiatives, projects to help make recycling more accessible as well as providing employment opportunities through various programmes,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Comment on the Building for Jobs Budget 2024/25 by 30 April 2024. </strong></span></p><p><strong>To view the tabled budget, please visit: </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong></strong></a></p><p>View the subcouncil public meeting schedule (subject to updating where applicable) <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><strong>Written comments</strong></p><p>By email: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Through your Ward Councillor/Subcouncil offices:</p><p><strong>Verbal inputs</strong></p><p>Phone: 0800 212 176</p><p>For assistance to comment in English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa, please phone 0800 212 176</p><p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for more information.<br></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p>2024-04-24T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#191b1b12-4267-46d3-a6e7-02be3df25e7a;L0|#0191b1b12-4267-46d3-a6e7-02be3df25e7a|budget;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#8734a1c1-e63b-41d0-a172-cb70cf65694a;L0|#08734a1c1-e63b-41d0-a172-cb70cf65694a|waste;GPP|#68b084a3-f238-4e33-8c08-97910537f68d;GPP|#ae19c2bf-06c6-40b2-9faa-4ba4f85f4bed;GPP|#488a252c-b852-4f59-b559-f191cb367380;GP0|#85064f16-d09e-4a1e-a118-b03a4835b92f;L0|#085064f16-d09e-4a1e-a118-b03a4835b92f|landfill10

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