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Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000)

Chapter 5 : Integrated Development Planning

Part 2 : Contents of integrated development plans

26. Core components of integrated development plans



An integrated development plan must reflect-

a) the municipal council’s vision for the long term development of the municipality with special emphasis on the municipality’s most critical development and internal transformation needs;
b) an assessment of the existing level of development in the municipality, which must include an identification of communities which do not have access to basic municipal services;
c) the council’s development priorities and objectives for its elected term, including its local economic development aims and its internal transformation needs;
d) the council’s development strategies which must be aligned with any national or provincial sectoral plans and planning requirements binding on the municipality in terms of legislation;
e) a spatial development framework which must include the provision of basic guidelines for a land use management system for the municipality;
f) the council’s operational strategies;
g) applicable disaster management plans;
h) a financial plan, which must include a budget projection for at least the next three years; and
i) the key performance indicators and performance targets determined in terms of section 41.