Hessequa Municipality

The vision for Hessequa Municipality as set out for 2012-2016 and beyond is:
A caring municipality where everyone reaps the fruit of cost effective and innovative service delivery, stimulated economic growth and sustainable use of natural resources

The Hessequa Council has set the following 8 Strategic Objectives ahead of themselves with specific impacts to be made:
· Empowerment of communities through effective communication and participation.
· Ensuring a sustainable future through effective conservation and restoration of natural resources, limiting the impact of our presence in the ecology and returning to a heritage of preservation.
· An innovative approach to maintenance of all services and assets, as we develop infrastructure that secures growth in a sustainable manner.
· Efficient and cost effective service delivery to all our residents, of the best quality.
·Development of socially and culturally prosperous and safe communities through strategic investment in integrated human settlement.
·A special focus on human development to enhance the social well being of our residents.
· Developmental interventions that would stimulate economic growth, to the benefit of all communities.
·A prepared local authority with a fit for purpose workforce, creating equal opportunities for all residents in a transparent, accountable and measurable manner.

 

 

Last Updated (Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:28)

 

Die eerste sooi is gespit op Albertinia se sportgronde, Theronsville. Albertinia se sportfasiliteite ondergaan ‘n opgraderingsprojek en het die eerste fase van die projek afgeskop. Uitvoerende Burgemeester, Raadslid Emor Nel het die eerste sooi gespit tesame met Raadslid Charles Prins en Raadslid Fred Carlse op 24/03/2014.

Die projek word befonds deur drie onderskeie bronne wat bestaan ​​uit 76% vir Munisipale Infrastruktuur Toekenning (MIG), 19%” National Lottery Board” en 5% munisipale befondsing.
Theronsville Sportsfasiliteite opgraderingsprojek word gedryf deur MVD Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers.

Fase 1 van die opgraderingsprojek behels die volgende:

• Konstruksie van 'n nuwe pavilion

• Opgradering van die bestaande kleedkamers en toiletgeriewe

• Rehabilitasie van gras oppervlak

• Die installering van 'n elektroniese besproeiingstelsel.

 

• opgradering en uitbreiding van die ondergrondse dreinering.

 

Stellenbosch University Water Institute in partnership with Norwegian SINTEF (an independent research organisation in Scandinavia) propositioned Hessequa Municipality with a proposal to conduct water and climate change-related research in the Hessequa area. The research project aims to benefit all in the Hessequa area as well as Stellenbosch University and local government in general.

One of Hessequa Municipality’s aims is to mitigate the effect of climate change and thereby creating a sustainable environment. The South Africa-Norway, Research Co-operation (SANCOOP) Research Project will help enhance Hessequa’s efforts in the regard and prove that Hessequa Municipality is fully committed to participate in the research of climate change impacts on society.

The SANCOOP Project objectives will focus on the chosen perspective; the water sector and impacts caused by changes in water related eco system services (ESS) and the effects on man-made water cycle services (WCS).

The Sustainable Water Management (SUWAM) forms part of the existing MOU between Hessequa Municipality and Stellenbosch University.
SUWAM will be funded by the Research Council of Norway and National Research Foundation of South Africa. The duration of the project will be approximately 3 years, ending in December 2016.

SUWAM will focus on key areas:
- Mapping current status;
- Developing and assessing future scenarios and
- Identifying impacts on society

Stellenbosch University and SINTEF’s roll in the research project will be to identify resources, eco system services and water cycle services in selected parts of Hessequa.
Site visits to the Korentepoort Dam water distribution area in Riversdale was conducted to:
- learn and gather information on the water resources in the eco system services (ESS)
- learn and gather information on the man-made water cycle services (WCS) and associated infrastructure in the case study.
- Find plausible scenarios for climate change impacts and potential mitigation and adaptation measures related to water management.
- Compile a holistic sustainability assessment of water management alternatives as related to the Integrated Development Plan of Hessequa Municipality.

SUWAM will result in GIS maps, sustainability assessment of water cycle services and the comparison of identified water management scenarios with respect to targets for sustainable development.

Hessequa Municipality is committed to the Sustainable Water Management resilience to climate change impact on society in Hessequa and offers its full support to the research team by creating an active collaboration between all research partners.

 

Stellenbosch University and SINTEF engaged with Hessequa Municipality on 26 March 2014 during a Mayoral Committee Meeting to develop an implementation plan and discuss the way forward.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 16 April 2014 08:30)

 

ANNUAL REPORT : 2012/2013 FINANCIAL YEAR : OVERSIGHT REPORT

IN TERMS OF SECTION 129 OF THE MUNICIPAL FINANCE

MANAGEMENT ACT, 56 OF 2003


Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 129(3) of the Municipal Finance

Management Act, (56 of 2003) that the Hessequa Municipal Council hereby makes

public the Oversight Report on the Annual Report of the Council for the 2012/2013

Financial Year.


The Annual Report and Oversight Report for Hessequa Municipality for the 2012/2013 Financial Year is available
from  Friday, 11 April 2014, for inspection at all Municipal Offices in Gouritsmond, Albertinia, Stilbaai, Riversdale,
Heidelberg and Slangrivier, as well as in all municipal libraries. The document is also available on the official municipal website HERE.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:56)

 

Die Munisipaliteit is van voorneme om 'n GEDEELTE van erf 1122 (ongeveer 50 vk.m) te Stilbaai te vervreem en nie die hele erf 1122 nie.

Sien asb 'n kaart wat die spesifieke gedeelte van erf 1122 aandui HIER.

'n Regstelling sal in die Suid Kaap Forum geplaas word waar die spesifieke gedeelte aangedui word wat die Raad wil vervreem.  Die publiek sal ‘n kans gegun word om hulle insette en kommentaar te lewer.

Hessequa Munisipaliteit vra om verskoning vir enige onduidelikheid voortspruitend uit die kennisgewing geplaas in die Suid-Kaap Forum op 21 Maart 2014.

Last Updated (Friday, 04 April 2014 12:35)