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Overberg District Municipality028 425 1157
Bredasdorp Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management Services028 425 1690
Uilenkraalsmond Resort028 050 0894
Die Dam Resort028 482 1710
Swellendam Municipal Health Sub-District Office10177
Otto du Plessis Hospital028 424 1167
NSRI028 435 7777
Fire Brigade028 425 1690
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Overberg District Municipality 028 425 1157
Bredasdorp Fire, Rescue & Disaster Management Services 028 425 1690
Uilenkraalsmond Resort 028 050 0894
Die Dam Resort 028 482 1710
Swellendam Municipal Health Sub-District Office 10177
Otto du Plessis Hospital 028 424 1167
NSRI 028 435 7777
Fire Brigade 028 425 1690

Environmental Management Services

Environmental Management Overview

The Overberg District Municipality will be guided in its activities by the following vision for the environment in the years ahead: - To ensure a positive relationship between all spheres of government as well as civil society in order to promote a safe and healthy environment. - To ensure that environmental management and the principle of sustainability enjoys high priority in all planning documents within the Municipality. - Strive to ensure that environmental quality will be improved in terms of air, water, land and sea.

Environmental Management is governed by the Constitution of 1996, the National Environmental Management Act of 1998.  Accordingly, the Overberg District Municipality is responsible for:

  • Coastal management and monitoring. This includes drafting the Coastal Management Programme, convening the Municipal Coastal Committee and monthly inspections along the coast;
  • Biodiversity conservation by means of commenting on development applications; 
  • Solid waste management. Development of the Integrated Waste Management Plan. The ODM convene the Regional Waste Forum to promote cooperation between Municipalities within the Overberg region with regard to solid waste initiatives;
  • Regional Geographic Information System (GIS) database. This GIS information will be used in the context of spatial planning, environmental- and coastal management/monitoring and development application evaluation; and
  • Regional Spatial Development Framework (SDF). The SDF is available on the ODM’s website: www.odm.org.za 
Last published 09 October 2018