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​​Section Spatial Planning


​​Overview

This section is mainly responsible for the compiling, amendment and review of the municipal Spatial Development (SDF) and other spatial/precinct plans in order to give support to the spatial vision and form/structure of Drakenstein Municipality. This section furthermore ensures that the spatial priorities identified in the SDF are reflected in the Intergrated Development Plan (IDP) and that the SDF has the desired effect on spatial targeting, spatial alignment, spatial transformation, and priority spending in the Drakenstein Municipal area. This section is also tasked with the following: 

  • ​Developing policies and strategies guiding the long-term development of the Municipality;
  • Providing spatial planning comments and input on land use, development and environmental applications;
  • Supporting and informing future economic growth and development priorities; and
  • Mainstreaming spatial planning in all sector planning initiatives in the Municipality.
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The purpose of the GIS sub-section is to provide and maintain the GIS for planning services within Drakenstein
Municipality, and to actively participate in the development and maintenance of GIS such as web-based intranet 
services, intergrated business systems, and web-editing business support services. Furthermore, the GIS sub-
section is responsible for the maintenance and updating of the intra-active map for the Drakenstein Municipality. 

Heritage

​​Overview​

The purpose of heritage resources​ management is for the systematic identification, conservation, protection and promotion of Drakenstein's rich and diverse cultural heritage, for the benefit of the people and future generations. The municipality is one of the key cultural historical hubs of the Western Cape and contains many resources which are of scientific, environmental, artistic, social, technological, intangible or historical significance. Many of these assests have a local, communal value and some have been formally protected as part of the national estate; while others are internationally recognised, such as the Cape Floral World Heritage Site, which forms the eastern border of the municipality. These heritage assets are non-renewable resources which can bring social, economic and environmental benefits through their responsible management and conservation.​