Budget paves way for Madadeni roads

Damaged roads such as Drakensberg Drive are maintained as required, while new roads are dependent on the IDP.

MADADENI – If you want a new road built, it may be a long wait.

Last year, a Madadeni resident contacted the Newcastle Advertiser about his proposal, to have a stretch of dirt road in Section 5 tarred by the municipality.

The road in question leads to a prominent church in the township.

An outline of his proposal and a number of subsequent questions were forwarded to the municipality through its Communications Unit.

Sadly, the matter only received response at the end of last week.

The feedback from Strategic Executive Director of Technical Services, Lindile Zincume has pulled back the curtain on municipal processes when it comes to roads.

“Roads are identified through stakeholder consultation including input from ward residents.”

This information is used to compile the Integrated Development Plan (IDP), a document which drives decisions in the budgetary process.

Mr Zincume said the IDP was a guiding tool to implement various projects, including tarring.

“Once projects are agreed on, they form part of the IDP, which is a five-year implementation plan.”

Unlike requests for repairs, Mr Zincume explained requests for initiating capital projects took time and were prioritised according to lists within the IDP.

“These change based on the annual budget plans and annual adjustment plans.”

In the meantime, residents are urged to continue reporting any road faults to the municipality, such as potholes, rutting and sinkage.

These matters can not be resolved if the municipality is unaware of them.

Roads which are still awaiting urgent action include Oak Avenue in Arbor Park, and Drakensberg Drive near the old Monte Vista Casino.

The latter crumbled away after what appears to be pipe maintenance nearby.

Must read stories on the site:

Remember to visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Add us on WhatsApp today! 082 874 5550

and BBM pin D1EF333B.

You can also email our offices on Reveshni Douglas at reveshni@caxton.co.za Quinton Boucher at newsun@caxton.co.za Bruce Douglas at Newed2@caxton.co.za Tersia Gopi at newed@caxton.co.za Zianne Leibrandt at ncschools@caxton.co.za Payal Devisingh at newsun@dbn.caxton.co.za

  AUTHOR
Bruce Douglas
Journalist

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

newcastlesuneyethuagriecogetitlooklocal.co.zaAutodealer.co.za
Top
Recommended Story
Grassing over the Fernwood grounds

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Estcourt News
Ladysmith Gazette
Newcastle Advertiser
Northern Natal Courier
Vryheid Herald


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other