Date: 31 August 2020
Dawtd Botha Stellenbosch Cycling
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Mr Dawid Botha
Dear Mr Botha
RE: DRAFT THIRD REVIEW OF THE FOURTH GENERATION IDP AND DRAFT MTREF BUDGET 2020/21
The Stellenbosch Municipality would like to thank you for taking the time to peruse, and to provide feedback on, the Draft Third Review of the Fourth Generation Integrated Development Plan (IDP) 2017 – 2022 and Draft Medium Term Revenue and Expenditure Framework (MTREF) (Draft Budget) for the 2020/21 financial year.
The Municipality periodically compiles Roads, Transport and Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) plans and continually updates these plans as they are used, amongst other things, to inform decision making.
The implementation of any intervention contained in a plan would still require further processing, before a project is implemented, the needs of the Municipality /community are assessed and priorities are assigned (to each project). Due to limited resources, only projects that receive a very high priority, as well as top management approval – are assigned a portion of the Municipal budget.
Historically the roll out of infrastructure especially in low income areas have been lacking. Over the past 5 years, there has been an enormous outcry from these communities for improved sidewalk infrastructure. Following an assessment of these requests, it was determined that these requests should receive priority. Therefore, the focus of the Municipality’s resources over the past 5 years was the roll out of basic sidewalk infrastructure in these areas.
The Cycle Plan is a valuable document, that will in future be updated and incorporated into the overall NMT plan, the roll out interventions highlighted in the Cycle Plan will be implemented once the backlog of basic sidewalk infrastructure has been addressed.
1 September 2020