2 Purpose Adopt-A-Spot concept Establish PPP Opportunity for social responsibilityAddress Environmental InjusticeTake ownership of the environment
3 Scope of Environmental Legislation Regulatory framework- National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)- National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act- National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act- Provincial and municipal by-laws
4 Scope of Environmental Legislation (cntnue) Environment Conservation ActWaste Management BillCompliance promotion w.r.t environmental matters;Creating deterrence through visible existence (routine inspections)
5 Scope of Environmental Legislation (cntnue) Direct enforcement through (e.g. spot fines)Information gathering & profiling
6 Potential benefits Compliant community Credibility to the City’s regulatory function / mandateAnti-litter behaviourPublic Private Partnership
7 Adopt-A-Spot ConceptAn initiative by Council to enable industries, companies or members of the public to adopt any open space belonging to Council at no cost.The “adoptee” will then be responsible to clear the area of any alien vegetation, illegal dumping etc, as well as to maintain it.
8 Difference with leasing open space Pay for the rights to utilise the area for private useAAS does not give the adoptee the right to restrict public access to the areaAreas remain public domain
9 Which areas?Any unused road reserve, servitude, walkway and other open spaces,Areas worthy of conservation would be promoted.
10 Why should we ‘adopt’? Marketing initiative corporate responsibility Landscaping companies can showcaseContribute towards Environmental programsPlay a role on Climate Change
11 Why should we ‘adopt’? (cntnue) Cleaner environment for City of Tshwane residents.Job creation.Economic development.Poverty relief.Capacity buildingSkills transfer
12 Application process Application form An agreement will be drawn and signed by both partiesThe “Adoptee” will take care and maintain the area for a specified period.The area can be rehabilitated or landscaped with indigenous vegetation
13 Application process (cntnue) The applicant could partner with community groups or individuals to maintain the area“Adoptee” could be entitled to advertise its involvement in the initiative subject to approval and Council’s Advertising By-LawsCertificate – Executive Mayor
14 Progress registered Establishment of a Steering Committee Draft: Terms of Reference (copies available for comments)Adopt-a-Spot process flow planZoning certificates obtained13 Recommendations for approval by SED done10 Applications declined
15 MilestonesCapacity Outsourcing has adopted a spot for rehabilitation as a park in Ga-Rankuwa.This site was a hot spot for illegal dumping and also contributing to crime.Launch of AAS program