3.1 Consultation process: Stakeholder participation

It is important to identify and consult stakeholders throughout the development of the plan. This section should summarise the stakeholders that have been consulted; their issues, concerns, views and inputs. Further municipalities should provide responses to the concerns and issues raised by stakeholders during consultation process where possible. A data sheet detailing all the stakeholders, and their inputs should be kept. Below is an example of how this can be captured:

Table 15: Stakeholder consultation and participation

Organisation Issues raised/ Concerns Municipality's response General comments
NGO Role of waste pickers in recycling The municipality will include waste pickers in waste recycling initiatives Comment noted, the concern will be dealt with under recycling
Business When will discharge fees be implemented and what criteria will be used to charge disposal fees? Tariff codes will be set up for different waste types entering the landfill The full cost accounting study has provided for a range of economic instruments, one of which is the implementation of tariff codes at waste disposal facilities, Interested and affected parties will be informed of the commencement date.
General members of the public Litter is a serious problem in our area, what is the municipality doing to deal with this issue; as it creates a nuisance and has caused vector borne diseases? A number of interventions are going to be employed, amongst others; will be awareness campaigns on littering and community involvement, the deployment of EMI's to ensure that municipal by-laws are enforced and the inclusion of waste education in the environmental curriculum to educate learners about the environmental and social consequences of littering. Littering and the enforcement of municipal by-laws have been included as part of our strategic goals and the municipality has developed an implementation plan to ensure that these issues are addressed.