Environmental Management

Key Performance Areas

Environmental Management is part of sustainable development principle as outlined in NEMA and Integrated Development Plans (IDP’s) of municipalities. Environmental Management includes the following:

  • Environmental Education and Awareness Raising – Calendar days and outreach programmes for the youth, including Marine Week, International Coastal Clean-up, Arbor Month, etc.
  • Integrated Coastal Management – Implementation of the ICM Act and Municipal Coastal Management Programme (CMP)
  • Estuary management (Estuary Management Plans and Forums/Task Teams for Olifants, Verlorenvlei and Berg River)
  • Inland Water Management with regard to the management of recreation and boating activities on the water surfaces for Bulshoek and Misverstanddam through a boat licensing process (Agreement with Department of Water Affairs)
  • Addressing Environmental complaints – pollution, degradation and rehabilitation/restoration with various stakeholders and Government Departments and conservation associations
  • Alien Clearing and Rehabilitation and Training Programmes – Partnership Project with DAFF and Landcare and registered as an EPWP Environmental Sector Project and part of the Social Responsibility Programme
  • Biodiversity Conservation within Regional Forums (Partnership with Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor – GCBC, Knersvlakte Bio-Region and Cape West Coast Biosphere)
  • Coast Care – Working for the Coast – Assisting and supporting the National Department Environmental Affairs programme within the WCDM area
  • Environmental Workshops, meetings and work sessions with regard to environmental resource management with conservation associations and organisations within the region
  • Acting as a commenting authority giving inputs and commenting (out of an environmental point of view) on environmental and mining applications
  • Assisting as a help desk with regard to all environmental related issues

Related Environmental Documents