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Overberg District Municipality028 425 1157
Bredasdorp Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management Services028 425 1690
Uilenkraalsmond Resort028 388 0200
Die Dam Resort028 482 1710
Swellendam Municipal Health Sub-District Office028 514 1182
Municipal Health Sub-District Office028 212 1121
Hermanus Municipal Health Sub-District Office028 313 1243
Bredasdorp Police Services028 425 5400
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Overberg District Municipality 028 425 1157
Bredasdorp Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management Services 028 425 1690
Uilenkraalsmond Resort 028 388 0200
Die Dam Resort 028 482 1710
Swellendam Municipal Health Sub-District Office 028 514 1182
Municipal Health Sub-District Office 028 212 1121
Hermanus Municipal Health Sub-District Office 028 313 1243
Bredasdorp Police Services 028 425 5400

Coastal Management

Overview

The National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act (ICMA) states that District Municipalities are responsible for coastal management within their respective jurisdiction.

The following functions are performed by the District:

· Municipal Coastal Committee (MCC)

Section 42 of ICMA states that: Each metropolitan municipality and each district municipality that has jurisdiction over any part of the coastal zone may establish a coastal committee for the municipality;

The Overberg District Municipality will convene a MCC on a quarterly basis to ensure effective communication with all coastal role players. The Overberg District Municipality is also represented as an elected member on the Provincial Coastal Committee.

 

· Coastal Management Programme (CMP)

You can view the document here.

Section 48 of ICMA states that: (1)(a) A coastal municipality must, within four years of the commencement of this Act, prepare and adopt a municipal coastal management programme for managing the coastal zone or specific parts of the coastal zone in the municipality;

The Overberg District Municipality take responsibility for the drafting of the Coastal Management Programme as required. The Municipality supports the Working for the Coast Programme as a (DEA) national job creation initiative to assist in the implementation of its CMP.

 

· Coastal and Catchment Monitoring

The Environmental Management unit conduct regular coastal inspections in order to determine if there are any changes/impacts on the coastline pertaining to:

  • Pollution monitoring;
  • Development and Infrastructure (illegal structures);
  • Access monitoring and
  • Biodiversity monitoring
Last published 01 July 2016