The Annual Report for Overstrand Municipality for the financial year 2016/17 was tabled at a special Council meeting on 24 January 2018.
The annual report is published yearly to provide all interested parties information on the Municipality’s service delivery and financial performance for the previous financial year, in this instance 2016/17.
The Annual Report showcases the Municipality’s performance over the past financial year, including its accomplishments and challenges. The report also highlights progress made by the Municipality in terms of service delivery, to benchmark new standards of performance and set new goals for improvement.
Among the highlights listed in the Annual Report include the retaining of a clean audit for five consecutive financial years. The Municipality managed to receive the target of 98% spent on infrastructure (capital budget); 135 298m² of roads has been resealed for the year, and 828 temporary job opportunities were created through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).
131 Houses were built as part of the Integrated Residential Development Programme (IRDP) and 250 transition temporary units completed at the Temporary Relocation Area (TRA).
788 sites were electrified in Hermanus at a cost of R7,36 million, and 1 432 domestic and eight bulk water meters were replaced.
The public is encouraged to comment on the report. The Council will consider the Annual Report, together with all the relating comments received, during a meeting which is scheduled to take place on 28 March 2018.
The Annual Report will be available for perusal during office hours at the offices of the Area Managers in Gansbaai, Stanford, Hermanus and Kleinmond, in all the public libraries in the Overstrand, the Corporate Head Office of the municipality in Hermanus and on the municipality’s website at www.overstrand.gov.za Click on the Documents and Strategic Documents tab to download the Annual Report.
The comment period closes on 23 February 2018.