The Integrated Development Plan (IDP) is a 5 year plan that shows the municipality’s development objectives, key strategies and projects that will be implemented to achieve these objectives.  It also details which projects will be done in year one, year two, three, four and year five.

The Municipal Systems Act of 2000 says that an IDP is ”…the principal strategic planning instrument which guides and informs all planning and development, and all decisions with regard to planning, management and development in the municipality.”

The Municipal Systems Act also says that “a Municipality must encourage and create conditions for the local community to participate in the affairs of the Municipality”, including in “the preparation, implementation and review of its Integrated Development Plan”.

Integrated Development Planning Videos

IDP Process

IDP Thandi’s Story – English

IDP Thandi’s Story – Xhosa