Municipality addresses service delivery in Chatsworth

Members of South Durban Basin: Area Based Management (SDB ABM) conducted the visit.

As part of the eThekwini Municipality’s commitment to address service delivery issues in Chatsworth, city officials recently went on a site visit to Sunset Avenue, which is a bustling main road that runs through a business and a residential district, to carry out an assessment needs for the area.

Community members and businesses in the area said that some of the main issues facing Woodhurst are illegal dumping,  poor street lighting and lack of proper pavements, which is a priority considering the high volume of cars that use the main road and foot traffic.

Mayor, James Nxumalo encouraged residents, civic societies and businesses in the area to form strong partnerships with the city’s South Durban Basin (SDB) and line officials to bring about relevant change to the area.

“There is definitely a need for co-ordination and long term planning for Chatsworth. The site visit was part of the Service Delivery Operations Forum for Chatsworth which was set up after the National Committee of Provinces (NCOP) visited the area last year,” he said.

Nxumalo added it was through the forum that the city would be able to fast track and resolve the service delivery issues raised by the community.

Vice chairman of the Chatsworth and District Civic Federation, Teddy Govender, thanked the municipality for creating a platform where the community and businesses can have their voices heard.

“Through this forum, we can measure the service delivery and also addresses our challenges to the city via the SDB,” said Govender.

SDB manager, Eurakha Singh, said that plans are in the pipeline to restore open spaces in the area that is currently been affected by illegal dumping and that various municipal departments are working together to turn the area into a more environmental friendly zone.

 

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Yoshini Perumal
Journalist

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