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Infrastructure Development Act, 2014 (Act No. 23 of 2014)

Part 4 : Implementing structures of Commission

14. Functions of steering committees



(1) A steering committee must, for projects that fall within the state sector but that may be built or operated by either the public or private sector—
(a) identify the projects required for the implementation of a strategic integrated project;
(b) identify opportunities for local industrialisation, which include local job creation and local procurement of goods and services, as well as other opportunities, to ensure that the strategic integrated project contributes to the objects of this Act;
(c) develop and adopt one or more project plans, including feasibility, financial, procurement, operational and maintenance plans, setting out actions, targets and periods of time for the strategic integrated project and submit the plans to the Commission for approval;
(d) identify and ensure compliance with the laws applicable to the strategic integrated project;
(e) determine the approvals, authorisations, licences, permissions or exemptions required to implement the strategic integrated project;
(f) ensure that all appropriate persons are appointed as members of the steering committee;
(g) take all reasonable steps that will assist any relevant authority required to decide an approval, authorisation, license, permission or exemption to take such decision;
(h) facilitate the implementation of the strategic integrated project;
(i) report on a monthly basis progress on all phases of the planning, development and implementation of a strategic integrated project to the Secretariat and make such other reports as the Secretariat may request; and
(j) bring to the attention of the Secretariat challenges or matters that it is unable to resolve for resolution or direction, including proposed remedial actions for consideration by the Secretariat.


(2) Each member of the steering committee must evaluate the strategic integrated project from the perspective of his or her area of expertise and—
(a) identify what is required for the expeditious and effective implementation;
(b) identify challenges presented by the strategic integrated project that will impede or delay the implementation of the project, and identify associated remedial actions required;
(c) identify amendments required to the strategic integrated project to ensure proper implementation; and
(d) identify the amendments required to be effected to the strategic integrated project to ensure compliance with applicable laws.


(3) The Secretariat may issue guidelines relating to the manner in which effect must be given to subsections (1) and (2).