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Joburg’s 2014/15 IDP and Budget Process : Region B Community Engagement: 5 April 2014. Introduction. This presentation covers the following areas: Regional profile Overview of Community Based Planning rollout Key Issues raised at Community Based Planning

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Joburg’s 2014/15 IDP and Budget Process : Region BCommunity Engagement: 5 April 2014

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Introduction

  • This presentation covers the following areas:
    • Regional profile
    • Overview of Community Based Planning rollout
    • Key Issues raised at Community Based Planning
    • Integrated Visible Service Delivery Operations
    • Capex
    • Structure, focus and expectations for Commissions
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Profile

The northern part of the region is characterised by a good variety of established residential areas and significant business nodes within the city.

The media centre of the SABS and tertiary institutions such as the University of Johannesburg as well as nodes such as Rosebank, Randburg and Cresta located in the region make it a highly sought-after area within the metropolitan context attracting an influx of people from outside the region resulting in pressure on the levels and standards of service delivery.

The southern part is conversely characterised by industrial areas (Langlaagte, Crown etc) interspersed with sterile mining land as well as three informal settlements i.e.Slovo Park, Zamimpilo and Kathrada.

Certain areas such as Westbury, Brixton and Riverlea are declining and experiencing urban decay, manifesting in increased crime and grime, poor environmental quality, slum lording, overcrowding as well as social and economic decline.

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Profile continued

The region is generally well integrated with surrounding areas and its accessibility is via the Nl motorway, M1 motorway, Beyers Naude Drive, Oxford Road, William Nicol Drive, Main Road (north-south linkage) Main Reef Road, Kingsway Road, Ontdekkers Road and Main Road (east-west linkage).

Passenger rail networks exist to the south of the Region linking the southern parts of the Region to Johannesburg CBD and areas in Region C as well as Soweto.

The region is richly endowed with several large open spaces dams/lakes and ridges, which made it attractive for economic and social investment. These include Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, Northcliff/Westcliff ridges, Klein Jukskei River Catchments, Braamfontein Spruit, Delta Park, Alberts Farm, Melville Koppies and Marks Park.

The economic nodes are strategically located along major routes and/or major intersections, which make them highly accessible. Three Regional Nodes exist in the region i.e. the larger part of Rosebank, Randburg and Cresta/Beyers Naude. Part of the Parktown Regional Node also falls within this region. The other nodes include Auckland Park, Campus Square, Illovo, Hyde Park and Dunkeld.

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Profile continued

There are two major industrial areas in the region i.e. Strijdompark to the north-west and Main Reef Industries to the south. The mining belt is the economic interface between Region B and Regions D and F.

The region is one of the economic and financial hubs of the City with a number of mixed-use nodes that are critical to the City’s economy.

The Randburg Regional Node requires revitalisation and redevelopment as there are opportunities for employment and inclusionary housing within the node.

The multi-billion Rand investments of Gautrain Rapid Rail Link and the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) represents the City and State’s commitment to realising an efficient, accessible, world-class public transportation system that facilitates movement within and beyond the City’s borders.

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CBP Rollout

Regional Community Based Planning Conversations were held as follows:

- 22 August 2013 – Introduction of CBP Process to Councillors and confirmation of roll out plan

- 20 November 2013 – Detailed CBP Workshop – Roll out plan and role clarification (Councillors, Ward Committee members, representatives from Municipal Entities and Departments)

- 20 November 2013 – Marks Park Sports Club – Councillors, Ward Committee Members and Stakeholders

- 4 December 2013 – Cluster Community Conversations – Cluster 1 - Marks Park Sports Club – Community conversations – Wards 87, 88, 90, 98, 99, 102, 104 and 117

- 5 December 2013 – Cluster Community conversations – Cluster 2 - Danie van Zyl Recreation Centre Wards 68, 69, 82 and 86

The launch was a success and positively welcomed by both councillors and communities.

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Key Issues raised at CBP conversations

Rehabilitation of Cottesmore Wetlands and erection of bridge

By-law enforcement

Vagrants

Overcrowding, Crime and substance abuse

Ageing infrastructure, especially high levels of unaccounted for water due to leakages and illegal connections

Service Delivery issues i.e. potholes, maintenance of parks, manhole and water meter covers, maintenance and upgrading of Recreation Centres, Libraries, swimming pools, sports grounds

Delta Park – general maintenance

Visibility of ward councillors and relationships with communities

Communication with communities before implementing projects

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Key Issues raised at CBP conversations

Housing issues – Kathrada, Zamimpilo and Slovo Park – lack of infrastructure and housing

Maintenance of Council owned flats and houses

Illegal communes

Illegal Taxi Ranks

Electricity, cable theft and street lighting

Food gardens and feeding schemes

Parktown North Rejuvenation Project – conversion of Parking area to Park – Multifunctional Community Centered space

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Key issues raised at CBP conversations

Inputs were consolidated after the community conversations and proposed new capex projects were assessed for possible funding.

Service Delivery issues were sent to the relevant Departments and Municipal Entities for remedial action.

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Integrated Visible Service Delivery (IVSD) 2013/14

IVSD operations is an integrated approach to visible service delivery. The operation brings all service delivery role players into one operation to make a visible impact within a specified time. The following operations were held in the current financial year:

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Cluster Commissions

For co-ordination purposes within the City the departments and municipal entities are defined in terms of clusters.

There are four clusters, the sustainable services cluster, the economic growth cluster, the human and social development cluster and the sound governance cluster.

Community to break into Cluster Commissions for discussions and questions. Due to time constraints the four Cluster Commissions will run parallel.

Each cluster will give an overview of the departments and entities that falls under each cluster and a high level overview of IDP Programmes relating to the regions.

The Cluster approach will allow time for deliberations, focused discussions and opportunities for Departments and Municipal Entities within the cluster to give responses to issues emanating from IDP outreach (April 2013) and Community Based Planning initial engagements held in December 2013.

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Cluster Commissions

The four clusters consist of :

Sustainable Services Cluster

Environment and Infrastructure Services Department (EISD)

Development Planning Department

Housing Department

City Power

Joburg Water

Pikitup

Johannesburg Roads Agency

Johannesburg Social Housing Company (JOSHCO)

Johannesburg Development Agency

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Cluster Commissions

Economic Growth Cluster

Economic Development

Joburg Market

Johannesburg Property Company

Transportation

Metro Bus

Sound Governance Cluster

Office of the Executive Mayor

Group Finance

Corporate and Shared Services Department

Speaker’s Office

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Cluster Commissions

Human and Social Development Cluster

Community Development

Health

Social Development

Emergency Management Services (EMS)

Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD)

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo

Joburg Theatre Company (JTC)

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