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Overberg District Municipality028 425 1157
Bredasdorp Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management Services028 425 1690
Uilenkraalsmond Resort028 050 0894
Die Dam Resort028 482 1710
Swellendam Municipal Health Sub-District Office10177
Otto du Plessis Hospital028 424 1167
NSRI028 435 7777
Fire Brigade028 425 1690
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Overberg District Municipality 028 425 1157
Bredasdorp Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management Services 028 425 1690
Uilenkraalsmond Resort 028 050 0894
Die Dam Resort 028 482 1710
Swellendam Municipal Health Sub-District Office 10177
Otto du Plessis Hospital 028 424 1167
NSRI 028 435 7777
Fire Brigade 028 425 1690

Coastal Management

Overview

Environmental Management is governed by the Constitution of 1996, the National Environmental Management Act of 1998 and the Coastal Management Act of 2008.

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

  • 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 provide a platform to discuss coastal management matters and strive towards improving integrated coastal management.  The Overberg District Municipality is also represented as an elected member on the Provincial Coastal Committee.

  • Coastal Management Programme (CMP)

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 has taken responsibility for the drafting of the Coastal Management Programme (CMP) as prescribed.  The implementation of the CMP will require various role-players to achieve the desire outcomes, giving effect to integrated coastal management.  Participation and effective implementation will be based on the availability of capacity and resources.

The ODM will also be assisted by the National Department of Environmental Affairs as well as the Provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning through the roll out of initiatives, assisting the implementation of the CMP.

  • DEA: National Resource Management, Working for the Coast Programme -

The ODM supports the Working for the Coast Programme as a (DEA) national job creation initiative.

  • Coastal Monitoring

Environmental Management Services is responsible to conduct regular coastal and catchment inspections in order to determine if there are any changes/impacts on the environment pertaining to:

  • Pollution;
  • Illegal development;
  • Access monitoring;
  • Natural processes (erosion and sand movement).
  • Marine mammal strandings.
Last published 09 October 2018