Buffalo City Municipality is constantly planning, reviewing and implementing the way forward. In terms of national legislation, municipalities are required to produce an annual integrated development plan and budget. These outline the municipality's priorities and spending plans to achieve certain goals. Some of the documents that drive these processes can be found by clicking on the links below:
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Integrated Development Plan
An Integrated Development Plan is the key strategic planning tool for the municipality.
Buffalo City Municipality Policy Documents
Transport Report 2006/2007 to 2010/2011
The Buffalo City Municipality's Transport report is intended as an informant of the City's intentions to plan, regulate and implement public transport projects and operations in the City over the next 5 years from 2006/2007 – 2010/2011.
Spatial Development Framework
The Spatial Development Framework for Buffalo City has been compiled to support the development vision, and objectives and strategies identified in the Buffalo City Municipality's Integrated Development Plan (IDP).
Medium Term Revenue and Expenditure Framework 2012/13
The Medium Term Expenditure Revenue Framework Budget for Buffalo City is prepared in compliance with the Municipal Finance Management Act. This is a financial plan as informed by the municipality's strategic plan (IDP) in order to ensure service delivery to the community that will enable the municipality to meet its operational and strategic objectives in a stipulated period.
Buffalo City Economic Development Strategy
The Buffalo City Local Economic Development Strategy is a five-year implementation plan aimed at accelerating economic growth, job creation, and empowerment.
Download document [PDF:3.93MB]
Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan
Buffalo City development strategy-Draft
International Centre for Aids Care and Treatment Programmes[PDF, 9.2MB]
Adopted Medium Term Revenue & Expenditure Budget
Buffalo City Development Strategy - Draft [PDF: 5.4MB]
Quenera Local Spatial Development Framework Plan
Welcoming the World in 2010 [PDF: 160KB]
Report on the 2005 Customer Satisfaction Survey [PDF: 280KB]
2001 Quality of Life Survey [PDF: 455KB]
Draft Integrated Transport Plan
It should be noted that the BCM Draft ITP document has not yet been subject to public consultation nor has it been approved by Buffalo City Council and is intended for information & comment only
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Youth Development Strategy 2005 - 2007
THE Buffalo City Municipality is determined to ensure that its young residents are catered for.
With this in mind, the City has drawn up a Youth Development Strategy. Among other things, it aims to ensure that young people participate in government and civic affairs, become economically viable and help uplift themselves and their communities, and reduce the effects of HIV/Aids.
The municipality worked closely with its young constituents and organisations that work with young people, to draw up the strategy.
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Buffalo City: Developing a comprehensive HIV and AIDS Workplace Strategy
The municipality is determined to tackle developmental issues and provide social support services for all of its people. Among the
innovative steps taken has been the research into the impact of HIV and AIDS on the municipality's workforce - the first ever undertaken by a local government - and on the community. The findings informed the development of the strategy.
Part 1 [1.4MB]
Part 2 [184KB]
Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan
The Buffalo City Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan aims to identify existing environmental pressures and provide recommendations to deal with these pressures, which threaten the City's 68km coastline.
Part 1 [451KB]
Part 2 [881KB]
Part 3 [298KB]
Part 4 [297KB]
Part 5 [303KB]
The State of Sanitation Report
Buffalo City Municipality is faced with growing challenges relating to sanitation and wastewater management and, in an effort to deal with this, it has prepared a Sanitation Policy and Strategy. The process was co-ordinated by the Integrated Environmental and Sustainable Development Unit as sanitation is a multidisciplinary sector involving environmental, engineering, microbiological, health, social science, planning and financial specialists.
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Public Transport Framework Plan [2.5MB]
2020 plan for future network and services (February 2005)
Financial statements 2004:
Media Strategy 2004-2005 [250KB, Acrobat format]
Employee Relations Policy [311KB, Acrobat format]
Communications Strategy & Action plan: 2003 - 2004 [683KB PDF]
Revitalisation plan [185KB, word doc]
Integrated Development Plan 2002/2003
Tender Adjudication Procedure
Public Transport Framework Plan [641KB PDF]
Five Year Strategic Plan for Department of Finance [720KB PDF]
Credit Control Policy [605KB PDF]
Consumer Guide for Municipal Accounts
Arrear Arrangements for Arrear Debt
Improved Payment Strategy: Undertake an audit of the accounts database