The new business plan for the Stikland Industrial CID will be based on the experience of the past five years, the latest perception study and the service delivery standards laid down by the City of Cape Town.
Six focus areas have been determined:
- Continued management of SI CID operations;
- Provision of extensive public safety measures;
- Cleaning, greening and maintenance of public spaces;
- Addressing and monitoring urban management issues relating to public infrastructure;
- Developing constructive partnerships with all role-players to improve the sustainability of the industries and potentially create employment opportunities and social upliftment in the area; and
- Marketing the SICID as a well-managed and functioning industrial node of Cape Town.
Management will be done by a board of directors, elected at an annual general meeting, with a political representative of the City Council as an observer. This board takes care of a non-profit company that is managing the Stikland Industrial special ratings area within the framework of an approved business plan and a budget of R3,75 million.
Service providers and staff can be appointed to manage the day to day operations of the CID and in this case Geocentric will continue with this task as it has capably been doing during the first five years.
Safety and security will be ensured with the cooperation of the South African Police Service, local community forums, security firms active in the area, the City of Cape Town’s Safety and Security Directorate, community organisations and other stakeholders. The area is divided into two security zones and will be patrolled 7 days a week, 24 hours per day. Two highly visible patrol vehicles and officers on foot will be deployed, supported by a 14 camera CCTV network, a comprehensive radio communication system and a manned control room.
For area cleaning and urban management a multi-skilled and well equipped team, consisting of five members, will be deployed in specific areas in co-operation and co-ordination with the City of Cape Town’s resources and programmes. This will include additional street sweeping, waste picking and refuse collection. Public infrastructure such as roads, pavements, street lights, road signage and markings will be monitored on a continuous basis.
The team is responsible for the removal of graffiti and illegal posters removal and also takes care of painting road markings, kerbing and the cleaning of storm water systems
Greening, pruning of trees and landscaping form part of its environmental upgrading programme and it will also promote recycling initiatives
SICID’s social work programme and job creation initiatives will continue. Such initiatives will be rolled out in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and with local industries and businesses skills development opportunities and job creation will be on the agenda.
An information and communication strategy will be used to keep businesses and property owners informed and to promote civic pride. A website, social media, flyers and newsletters and the local media will be used.