An IDP is one of the key tools for Local Government to achieve its developmental role and seeks to arrive at decisions on issues such as municipal budgets, land management, promotion of local economic development, and institutional transformation in a consultative, systematic and strategic manner. Ingquza Hill Local Municipality during 2007/08 drafted a comprehensive 5 year Integrated Development Plan (IDP) in terms of Chapter 5 of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000. Section 34 of the said Act requires all municipalities to annually review and amend its IDP in accordance with an assessment of its performance measurements in terms of
Section 41 of the Act and to the extent that changing circumstances so demand.
In the IDP Review process, the Process Plan of the Municipality need to be prepared in line with the IDP Review Framework Plan as agreed to by all the Municipalities in the District. The IDP Review Process Plan provides guidance to the review process with respect to the programme of action that has to be followed during the review process. The purpose of this process plan is to identify and detail the elements identified in the Framework Plan and set out the specific time frames in which all activities should be achieved.Ingquza Hill Local Municipality is an amalgamation of two former TLC’s (Lusikisiki and Flagstaff) and is composed of 27wards.