There are 12 proclaimed fishing harbours situated in the Western Cape that fall under the custodianship of the Department of Public Works and which form part of the state’s fixed property portfolio. Many of these harbours are not being used optimally and are not managed effectively, and the Department of Public Works together with their partners at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and the Treasury Department initiated Spatial and Economic Development Framework (SEDF) studies for each of the harbours.
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Delta BEC was appointed to develop an SEDF for each of the 12 proclaimed fishing harbours. The methodology adopted by the team was as follows:
- Phase 1: Status Quo and Demand Assessment
- Phase 2: Options Generation and Evaluation (Draft SEDF)
- Phase 3: High-level Financial Analysis
- Phase 4: Final SEDF and Implementation Plan.
In addition, Delta BEC provided architectural, civil engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering, economic and financial analysis, environmental, quantity surveying, town planning and project management services.
These SEDFs will enable the Department of Public Works to develop each fishing harbour in order to optimize its economic potential and to create sustainable employment within the communities that they serve. It will also provide a strategic, indicative planning guide for the development, planning, and optimal land use for each harbour, as well as address all problems and issues currently experienced by the harbours and the stakeholders involved.