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Joburg Inner City Transport Master Plan

The Draft Johannesburg Inner City Transport Master Plan is being circulated for public comment.Find a link to the Draft Transport Master Plan HERE or on the COJ website HERE The closing date for public comment is 16 May. Where possible, please use the electronic submission form: https://forms.office.com/JICTMP Draft Report Feedback Link Supplementary information or feedback (attachments) can also be e-mailed to Maki Thellane... read more
IDP Public Participation

IDP Public Participation

Invitation from CoJ to the 2021/26 Integrated Development Plan (IDP), Draft 2021/2022 Medium Term and Tariffs consultation process. www.joburg.org.za... read more

JPOMA General Meeting

The JPOMA General meeting will take place on 4 March 2021 at 13h00 via Zoom. Agenda and supporting documents will be sent out in the next week. If you have any items that you would like added to the agenda, please email... read more

Access to building plan applications

CoJ Development Planning has been granted permission by the National Department of Labour and Employment to access the Metro Link in order to retrieve refused building plan applications. The submitted building plans have been inaccessible since November 2020. See the full statement below; 2021_02_09-Refused-Files-UpdateDownload Due to identified challenges, the Building Development Management directorate has initiated measures that will be introduced in order to address the backlog of submitted building plan applications, through the following process: Clients must provide a list of plan/s required to be uplifted from the Metro Link via email to Emmanuelmu@joburg.org.za or MulaloN@joburg.org.za; or call on 011 407 6058 or 6061. As a last alternative, the client may call Emmanuel Mutele on 081 374 3979, who will assist in facilitating the request. The client may also call in person on the 6th floor of the Metro Centre for requesting the plans. They will be able to make an appointment with the relevant plans examiner, should it be necessary, in order to obtain assistance in dealing with specific items of refusal. Please note that requested plans will not be available immediately, but instead, after two days to allow officials time to search for it accordingly. Clients must provide their contact details in order to be contacted once their building plan(s) are ready for collection, to attend to the reasons for refusal, or in the unlikely event of us experiencing problems in locating the plan – in which case, the customer will be notified if finding the plan will take longer than the stipulated two days to... read more

Rates Policy Review

A City of Johannesburg Press Statement by MMC for Finance, Councillor Jolidee Matongo5 February 2021Joburg kicks-off virtual Rates Policy Review public meetingsThe City of Johannesburg will host virtual public meetings as part of its annual Rates Policy Review process.“In order to adhere to the National Lockdown Covid-19 regulations, the City has opted to host virtual meetings, giving ratepayers the opportunity to engage and provide comments on the current Rates Policy from the comfort and safety of their own homes”, says Councillor Jolidee Matongo, MMC for Finance in the City of Johannesburg.The Municipal Property Rates Act No6 of 2004 (MPRA) gives the City the right to levy property rates; and stipulates that the City adopt a Rates Policy on an annual basis with inputs from ratepayers.“Through the public participation process, ratepayers will be given an opportunity to voice their concerns and have their issues heard. This is done to ensure that the process is fair, equitable, and affordable.” Says MMC Matongo.Ratepayers will be able to join the scheduled virtual public meetings for the Rates Policy Review process using meeting links which will be communicated via social media, sms notification, email and other communication platforms. Customers may also log onto the City’s website www.joburg.org.za to obtain the meeting schedule and current 2020/2021 Rates Policy.The review process is set to begin on Monday, 8 February 2021 and will run until 26 February 2021.Suggestions and recommendations may also be emailed to ratescomments@joburg.org.za on or before 15 March 2021 which is the closing date for submission.Customers are not limited to a specific region and are welcome to join any of the below mentioned scheduled meetings (access... read more

CoJ Community Based Planning schedule

The City of Joburg is hosting online Community Based Planning meetings for all Regions and Wards. See the schedule with links below; 2021_02-JOBURG-CBP-MEETINGS-with-linksDownload 2021_02-Reg-A-Correction-CBP-scheduleDownload Use the link HERE for online submissions to the City of Joburg regarding Community Based Planning and Service Delivery... read more

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