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FREE STATE Provincial Spatial Development Framework. Spatial Planning & Land Use Management Technical Forum & Geospatial Information Science Forum 27 November 2012. Objectives of the presentation.

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free state provincial spatial development framework

FREE STATEProvincial Spatial Development Framework

Spatial Planning & Land Use Management Technical Forum & Geospatial Information Science Forum

27 November 2012

objectives of the presentation
Objectives of the presentation
  • Address key aspects of the Free State PSDF:
  • Meaning and functions of the PSDF
  • Fundamental principles
  • Overarching planning context
  • Spatial planning model

2. Summarise the broad process to be followed

  • Create a spirit of partnership and co-operation
introduction to the psdf project
Introduction to the PSDF project
  • National Minister of DRDLR in terms of legal mandate commissioned drafting of PSDF in collaboration with Department of the Premier and Free State COGTA.
  • Premier of the Free State endorsed the PSDF project on 16 Nov 2011.
  • FOHOD approved PSDF process on 26 November 2012.
  • DRDLR facilitated procurement process in collaboration with Department of the Premier and COGTA to appoint a service provider.
what is the free state psdf
What is the Free State PSDF ??
  • Provincial spatial and strategic planning policy that gives effect to all applicable contextual directives and traditional local knowledge in a defined place and enables integrated spatial planning at all spheres of government.
  • Spatial and strategic supplement to the FSGDS with specific reference to the Provincial Strategic Growth and Development Pillars.
  • Spatial and strategic directive that indicates:
  • - What type of land-use should be undertaken at any particular location.
  • - How such land-use should be undertaken.
  • - Who should undertake or facilitate such land-use.
pillars of the psdf
‘Pillars’ of the PSDF

Economic growth


Quality of life

Rural development

Social cohesion

Good governance

fundamental principles
Fundamental principles
  • Long-term viability of economic activities depends on the sustainability of the resource base and the supporting environment.
  • Resource use can only be sustainable if the ethic of environmental care applies at all applicable levels.
  • Sustainability to be enabled through sustainable development, i.e. development that promotes human-well-being and environmental integrity through efficient use of resources (capital).

Provincial SPC plan is to serve as a basis for detailed designation at the district and local level in accordance with defined Sub-Categories.

  • Municipalities are allowed to adapt the Sub-Categories to cater for local, site-specific circumstances
  • Include all land zonings that are provided for under the existing zoning scheme regulations.

SPCs and Municipal Sub-Categories




SPC (land-use) plans @ the various levels




SPISYS is an information system comprising integrated components for collecting, storing and processing data and for delivering information, knowledge and digital products.

  • Combines hardware, software, infrastructure and trained personnel organised to facilitate effective land-use planning through implementation of the SPCs and Sub-Categories.
  • Standardises spatial data to promote use of spatial information for end-users.
  • To be used by all concerned, including all spheres of government, planners, developers, sectoral institutions, and the b community. Register at

Linked together by SPISYS

partnership platform
Partnership platform

Departments with

Land Use functions

Departments / Spheres of

Government affected by

Land Use functions

broad process to be followed
Broad process to be followed

1stPublic Consultation

Phases will be integrated and inter-aligned and will be subject to continual improvement as the planning process enfolds

On-going collaboration with key stakeholders

2ndPublic Consultation