oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Integrated planning for service delivery in municipalities : urban and rural engineering

Volume 20, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Municipalities have to comply with numerous legislated requirements in terms of physical and management planning.These planning requirements are then linked with legislated budget and expenditure requirements. All these requirements are critical and are fully justified from a control and provincial/national reporting perspective. In many cases, however, councillors and officials see these requirements as just another box that has to be ticked to satisfy the 'authorities' and little regard is paid to the real benefit that can be obtained from properly integrating and utilising these planning elements.

This article proposes a practical planning process that utilises the legislated requirements, while at the same time encouraging a more structured internal approach within a municipality. This Integrated Planning Process will also assist municipalities to produce more effective budgets and to be in a position to effectively spend its money in a structured and planned manner.

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