Department of Human Settlements
27 May 2019
The human settlements department has published a correction notice to its earlier notice on proposed Priority Housing Development Areas (PHDAs).
Comment on the proposed PHDAs was called for in Notice 671 in Government Gazette 42464.
The correction notice was published in Gazette 42474.
According to the earlier notice, the PHDAs are “intended to advance Human Settlements Spatial Transformation and Consolidation by ensuring that the delivery of housing is used to restructure and revitalise towns and cities, strengthen the livelihood prospects of households and overcome apartheid spatial patterns by fostering integrated urban forms”.
PHDAs are designed to address specific housing needs to achieve sustainable human settlements by means of intergovernmental cooperation, integrated planning and coordinated programmed implementation aimed at fast tracking housing delivery.
Principles underpinning the PHDAs include spatial justice, spatial efficiency, access to connectivity, economic and social infrastructure, access to adequate accommodation and provision of quality housing options.
National housing programmes are synchronized within PHDAs.
The list of proposed PHDAs was included in the notice.
Submissions to relevant municipalities are invited within 60 calendar days from the date of publication.
Affected municipalities must forward submissions to the department within 120 calendar days of the date of publication. Submissions have to include a municipal council resolution indicating support or otherwise of each PHDA.
In the correction notice, the department announced that the correct PHDA names and descriptions are from page 194 to 213 in the original notice. Pages 175 to 193 are withdrawn.