AMENDMENT OF TARIFF OF CHARGES – NOTICE NO. CS 22/2019

Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 75A(3)(a) and (b) of the Local Government: Systems Act 32 of 2000, as amended, that the Newcastle Municipal Council at a meeting held on 29 May 2019, resolved to amend the under mentioned tariff of charges.

·         Advertising Sign Bylaws
·         Art Centre & Museum
·         Building Bylaws
·         Bylaws for the Regional Airport and Municipal Aerodrome
·         Bylaws relating to Public Libraries
·         Camp and Caravan Park Bylaws
·         Cemetery Bylaws
·         Cleansing Services Bylaws
·         Drainage Bylaws
·         Electricity Supply Bylaws
·         Fees for access to information – Public Bodies
·         Fire Brigade Bylaws
·         Group Activities Room
·         Halls
·         Hire of Sports Grounds
·         Industrial Effluent Bylaws
·         Keeping of Dogs, Animals, Birds & Bees
·         Miscellaneous services
·         Newcastle Recreation Centre
·         Planning Development Act – Statutory Applications
·         Public Health Bylaws
·         Public Swimming Pool Bylaws
·         Street, Traffic and Entertainment Bylaws
·         Training and Specific Investigations
·         Water Supply Bylaws

Please note that:

  1. The increased tariffs shall come into operation on 1 July 2019 for all services except for water and electricity consumptions which will be levied on the new tariff with effect from the 1 August 2019 accounts.
  2. A copy of the existing tariff of charges, the proposed new tariffs and a copy of the resolution are open for inspection during office hours for a period of 30 days from date of publication hereof.
  3. Copies of the relevant resolutions and particulars of the amendments will be open for inspection at the following municipal offices:
  • Civic Centre, Newcastle
  • Madadeni
  • Stafford
  • Osizweni
  • Ingagane
  1. Major tariff increases for the 2019/2020 Financial Year are as follows:
  • Water and Sanitation 0%
  • Refuse Removal 0%
  • Property Rates 0%  (New valuation roll implemented)
  • Electricity 07% – subject to NERSA approval.

MJ MAYISELA

ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGER

Newcastle Municipality

PUBLIC NOTICE: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION POLICY & STRATEGY

Notice is hereby given that, in terms of Section 152, subsection (1) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1996), read in conjunction with Chapter 4, Section 17 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act (Act No. 32 of 2000), the Newcastle Local Municipality has developed a Public Participation Policy and Strategy document.

The main objective of this Policy/Strategy is to “make provision for mechanisms, processes andprocedures to facilitate and give effect to public participation as regulated by statute”. The Public Participation Strategy and Ward Committee Operational Plan are a supplement to the Policyand detail procedures and processes to be followed by officials, political bearers and all relevantstakeholders for proper public participation at community level.

The Public Participation Policy and Strategy will be made available for perusal in the following areas:

  • Newcastle Libraries
  • All Newcastle Municipality Offices
  • The Newcastle Municipality WebsiteMR M.J. MAYISELA
    ACTING MUNICIPAL MANAGERNewcastle Municipality Private Bag X6621 Newcastle
    2940

Newcastle Municipality Outdoor Advertising Bylaw

Newcastle Municipality Outdoor Advertising Bylaw Section 16 (8) (e) states that “any poster contemplated in this section, must be removed by person displaying it within 5 daysafter the conclusion of the election or voter registration period, failing which, Council may remove such posters and impose fee per poster remove”. 

 Therefore, you are notified to remove all election advertising signs by 15 May 2019.  Failure to respond to the directives of this letter Council will remove of all election advertising signs in terms of Section 23 (7 & 8) of the Bylaws and such costs of removal will be recovered by Council from the offending party/parties at R50.00 per sign. No further notice will be served in this respect and the election advertisements/posters that will be removed by Council will be destroyed without giving further notice.

Media Notice CS 6/2019

Media Notice Call for Public Comments

Happy Diwali to the Hindu Community!

Newcastle Mayor Cllr E.M Nkosi, Wishes all Hindu community a happy Diwali!

Diwali marks a beginning and a new year to our Hindu Community. It is a time to celebrate and give thanks. This time signifies a fresh start and the triumph of good over evil.

“This is a very important time in our town, it is the time where Light successes over darkness and where love wins over hate and bitterness.” said Cllr E.M Nkosi.

The community of Newcastle is urged to use fireworks responsibly during this time.

Happy Diwali!

Water Restriction

The Municipality is busy with Installing a new PRV pipe in the Schuinshoogte area to prevent further bursting of pipes in that area.
Please note that water will be closed for at least a minimum of 3 hours from now.

Temporary Deviation and Road Closures Due To Road Resealing

Temporary Deviation and Road Closures Due To Road Resealing

Notice: Contractors working on behalf of and under supervision of the Newcastle Municipality – Road Resealing.

Construction and repairs may result in temporary deviations and road closures during construction works. Areas that have been identified are as follows:

  1. Lennoxton – Loxton Street – 29 – 31 October 2018
  2. Panorama – Completed 26 October 2018
  3. Riverside Indistrial – Edison road & Portion Marconi – 29-31 October 2018
  4. Asiphen Drive – Completion – 29-30 October 2018
  5. Madadeni – MD 33 – 30-06 November 2018

Pothole Repair
Currently our internal teams are concentrating in the CBD area and the following streets are attended to:
Harding Street
Sutherland Street
York Street
Murchison Street

Street Cleaning
Allen Street between Albert Wessels and Magnolia Street – 29-02 November 2018

Storm Water Systems
Any reported blockages will be attended to immediately

Special Note: Please note all resealing operations has stopped due to Contractors pay week end. Work will recommence on Monday, 29 October 2018.
The above work will be carried out during normal working hours and is subject to availability of materials and weather conditions. Motorists and cautioned to drive safely during this process.

Message From The Mayor To The Matric Class of 2018

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR OF NEWCASTLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY TO THE MATRIC CLASS OF 2018

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.”
Frantz Fanon

To the class of 2018, we wish them all the best of luck towards their examination. It has been a long and tiring 12 years that they have been busy identifying their mission which brings fruition soon after they have written their examination beginning this week for technical students but also amasses on the 22nd October 2018.

By this, we are heartfelt in echoing the words of our icon, Baba Nelson Mandela when he said, “Education is the most powerful weapon when you can use it to change the world”. We wish to see these young and shining stars of our nation in a very big mission of changing a status quo engulfed with hunger and underdevelopment to a possible prosperous future.

GOOD LUCK TO MATRICULANTS

Notice : Road Resealing

Notice: Contractors working on behalf of and under the supervision of the Newcastle Municipality – Road Resealing.

Construction and repairs may result in temporary deviations and road closures during construction works. Areas that have been identified are as follows;

1) HUTTEN HEIGHTS  – Hillside and Ring road – 12 – 19 October 2018
2)RIVERSIDE INDUSTRIAL –Edison road – 08 – 23 October 2018

The above work will be carried out during normal working hours and is subject to availability of material and weather conditions. Motorist are cautioned to drive carefully during this process.

For any enquiries, contact Manager Roads and Stormwater; Jay Thulasee on 034 328 7937 or jay.thulasee@newcastle.gov.za.