The developer will introduce the project to the Development Facilitation and Implementation Section. The developer will be advised to submit a draft profile report according to the set template. The project will be subjected to evaluation according to the criteria for strategic urban developments (SUDs) based on inter alia its economic, spatial and social potential. Should the project meet the set requirements, a report is generated for consideration by Council. After project endorsement by Council, the project is facilitated and all related processes and procedures up until the post-approval stage are fast-tracked.
The purpose and objective of the service is to oversee the implementation and management of the project development landscape by fast-tracking the project and ensuring that the project is facilitated and fast-tracked internally (by the Development Facilitation and Implementation Section) and externally (by the developer) in order to reach maximum expedition of land development applications.
Developers and other spheres of government, together with their entities within the City of Tshwane’s jurisdiction, are eligible.
SUD projects are large-scale urban developments that are of a citywide strategic nature and of critical importance in building Tshwane as envisaged in the Integrated Development Plan (IDP), the Metropolitan Spatial Development Framework (MSDF), the Built Environment Performance Plans (BEPP) and the Capital Expenditure Framework (CEF).
Submission of a project profile report leads to the generation of a report to the Strategic Investment Committee (STRIC) for its processes and structures. The STRIC is a municipal manager’s executive subcommittee. Assessment by the committee is as follows:
· Determining the investment readiness of a project, the investment application status, the investment appraisal and investment aftercare.
· Evaluating a proposal with a view to granting a preferential status which is intrinsically an administrative function.
· Overseeing the implementation and management of the project development charter that controls the City’s responsibilities for fast-tracking the project. This includes ensuring that those matters which require political intervention and/or approval are addressed in a timely manner and submitted for consideration by the relevant political structure.
Once the STRIC is satisfied that the project meets the above-mentioned criteria, a report will be submitted to Council for SUD status adoption.
When a building plan and site development plan (SDP) are submitted, the Building Control Office Section will fast-track the submission by scrutinising the building plan and SDP within five days of submission, thereby significantly reducing the approval time.
This will enable the developer to do the necessary corrections and to circulate the files to the required departments.
This is only applicable to projects that meet the minimum criteria for strategic investment projects.
The applicant must submit the relevant documentation to the Strategic Trade and Investment Attraction, Facilitation and Aftercare Section for evaluation. Should the project meet the minimum criteria for strategic project status, a letter will be issued which is to accompany the building plans and the SDP submission.
This incentive involves the efficient and effective facilitation of smaller projects and those projects that do not qualify for SUD status. The developer will introduce the project to the Strategic Trade and Investment, Attraction, Facilitation and Aftercare Section. The developer will be required to complete the investment fact sheet and any additional supporting documents required to enable the evaluation according to the criteria for strategic investment initiatives (SIIs) and, should it meet the set requirements, a report is generated for submission to the Executive Committee. After successful evaluation, the section will facilitate contact with internal and external stakeholders, where required, to assist with ensuring that all related processes and procedures are fast-tracked.
All developments that meet the minimum criteria of SII projects within the City of Tshwane’s jurisdiction are eligible.
Developers must contact the Strategic Trade and Investment, Attraction, Facilitation and Aftercare Section, which will set up a meeting to ascertain the nature of the investment or development, whereafter the following takes places:
· The developer submits a completed investment fact sheet and any other required documentation.
· The development is evaluated in terms of set criteria.
· The developer is informed of the outcome and, if successful, the section will facilitate assistance as and where required by the developer.
· The development is monitored and, on completion, the City’s Business Retention and Expansion Programme commences.
The City of Tshwane has several channels through which its Business Retention and Expansion Programme is managed:
· There is a dedicated customer care service which caters for all municipal utility-orientated issues throughout Tshwane.
· A rapid response unit is dedicated to overseeing the rendering of utility services within several industrial estates.
· The Strategic Trade and Investment, Attraction, Facilitation and Aftercare Section not only focuses on the above, but also assists investors, developers and businesses with those issues (internal and external) that enhance and facilitate investment in Tshwane.
These Business Retention and Expansion Programmes are implementing services through which the City is able to bring services closer to businesses and the people by ultimately transforming Tshwane into a conducive place to live, work and play.
Any developer, investor and/or business that wishes to make or has made Tshwane its place of business.
The application is processed in accordance with policy, projects and programmes developed by the City.
The bulk service contribution rebate scheme provides for fast-tracking and prioritising strategic investments.
This entails providing rebates on bulk service contributions for water and sanitation in respect of all land use applications, such as rezoning, township establishment and consent use.
This incentive involves all commercial, industrial and residential development applications. However, the rebate does not apply to stand-alone private residential developments.
To qualify for the rebate scheme, the development must be approved in accordance with the following process:
· Conditions of establishment are approved.
· An application is received and assessed for availability of bulk services to accommodate the proposed development.
· If bulk services are available, the conditions of establishment will be approved.
· Upon approval of the conditions of establishment, bulk service contributions are calculated and incorporated into the service-level agreement.
· Submission of applications for development in line with the qualifying conditions above.
· Timeframe: 60 days to draft the service-level agreement from the time of receiving the service report with the approved conditions of establishment.
· Possible fast-tracking and prioritisation for approved strategic investments.
This incentive involves fast-tracking and prioritising steps in the application and approval process for developments enrolled as SUDs.
The main purpose and objective of the offering are to expedite and as far as possible stimulate, encourage and support commercial, industrial and residential developments throughout Tshwane.
This incentive involves developments enrolled by the City as SUDs after approval by the Mayoral Committee.
To qualify for the incentive, the development must be approved in accordance with the following process:
· Applications are evaluated by the technical team and the STRIC, and approved by the Mayoral Committee.
· Individual townships in the development must be listed.
· The service report must be complete and adhere to the guidelines for such.
· Submission of applications for development within the SUD in line with qualifying conditions above.
· Approval as SUD.
· Possible fast-tracking and priority attention for approved SUDs.
This incentive involves the provision of economic data, subject to investor requests and data availability. The need will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. (Data dump requests will not be entertained.)
This incentive applies to investors looking for industry data based on Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and possibly Harmonised System (HS) tariff classifications.
Applicants must contact the Strategic Trade and Investment, Attraction, Facilitation and Aftercare Section, which will facilitate the necessary contact.