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business-partnership-header-banner-bg.pngBecause of the nature of the department's work, it relies heavily on other City departments - as well as on municipal-owned utilities, agencies and corporatised entities - to carry out its functions. The department also cooperates with adjoining municipalities to ensure coherent policies across administrative boundaries.
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 The department's key strategic objectives are:
  • the eradication of urban sprawl and the effective management of the urban environment;
  • the promotion of higher densities in relation to nodes and along mobility routes;
  • the reversal of urban decay and the regeneration of stagnant areas;
  • the stimulation of growth to meet economic growth targets;
  • the management of capital investment;
  • a safe built environment; and efficient urban management.
The department must submit regular progress reports to keep mayoral committee members up to date on service delivery and urban management in each region.