Council desires to make Matsapha a liveable town, which can be defined by five fundamental aspects such as a robust and complete neighbourhood, accessible and sustainable mobility, a diverse and resilient local economy, vibrant public spaces and affordability. Achievement of all these aspects then needs to be sustained. This, therefore, draws us to the municipality’s vision, which can be attainable if the 5-year strategic plan known as the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is implemented accordingly.
The 2018 -2024 IDP outlines that the following strategic objectives:
- Financial viability of the town
- Infrastructure development and maintenance
- Institutional capacity building
- Social Development
- Spatial integration
Financial viability is central to the municipality’s ability to meet its developmental needs, executing its mandate from government and meeting stakeholder expectations. In this context, financial viability refers to the ability to raise sufficient revenues, spending income to where it ‘itches the most’ and getting more value from available resources without exposing the municipality to extreme financial and operational risks.
The objective of the Financial Viability Strategy is to ensure that all other IDP objectives are met through prudently managing revenues, expenditures and other resources available to the municipality. The sustainability of financial resources and the proper prioritization of expenditure remains central to the viability strategy.