The strategic documents such as the Integrated Development Plan and Spatial Development Framework as well as the GIS tool will be used to promote the safeguard of our natural resources.
Functions pertaining to biodiversity conservation:
1. Evaluate development applications based on the principles of sustainability;
2. Promote the protection of ecosystems that are threatened as regulated by the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act;
As follow the list of protected ecosystems in the Overberg region as published on 9 December 2011 in the Government Gazette, no. 34809.
|Cape Lowland Alluvial Vegetation||Agulhas Sand Fynbos||Agulhas Limestone Fynbos|
|Central Rûens Shale Renosterveld||Greyton Shale Fynbos||Albertinia Sand Fynbos|
|Eastern Rûens Shale Renosterveld||Hangklip Sand Fynbos||Boland Granite Fynbos|
|Elgin Shale Fynbos||Potberg Ferricrete Fynbos||Cape Winelands Shale Fynbos|
|Elim Ferricrete Fynbos||Western Cape Milkwood Forest||Hawequas Sandstone Fynbos|
|Kogelberg Sandstone Fynbos||Montagu Shale Renosterveld|
|Overberg Sandstone Fynbos||Swellendam Silcrete Fynbos|
|Rûens Silcrete Renosterveld|
|Western Rûens Shale Renosterveld|
3. Alien and Invasive Species control.
The Overberg District Municipality will support the protection and concervation of wetlands and wetland support areas within the Overberg. The Wetland Strategy and Action Plan can be downloaded here.
5. Climate change response
The Overberg Climate Change Reponse Framework (CCRF) is a guide document to give effect to projects that will address climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Overberg. The CCRF can be downloaded here.Last published 04 December 2017