WHAT WE DO

AT METROPLAN

Metroplan Town Planners specialises in the following fields:

· Town Planning investigations, proposal formulation and feasibility studies.

 · Preparation of Policy Plans at different levels.

· Subdivision of land and application for land use rights.

 · Environmental Scoping of projects.

 · Facilitation and participation on land development issues.

 · Mentoring and Capacity Building on technical and social issues.

 · Preparation of Business Plans and Funding Applications.

 · Social Facilitation and Community Participation Skills.

 · Project Management and Project Co-ordination.

 · Presentation, Report Writing Skills and conducting Workshops.

 · Housing Projects from project development to implementation.

 · Running of a drawing office.

 

The Directors and Staff of Metroplan have gained vast experience in the above areas and we take the

opportunity to provide examples of contracts that the Company has successfully participated.

 

Metroplan has the required experience to assist the clients in:

. Preparing the necessary brief to the consultants to avoid extensive costs at appropriate

  stages of site selection and acquisition.

 

. Project programming to ensure that consultant's time is limited in terms of a detailed

  programme and time framework

 

. Verifying the completion and quality of the input to match the requirements to ensure

  project approval.

 

The Directors of Metroplan have also offered their services to the following initiatives:

  1. Lectured in the Bachelor of Technology and Engineering at the Port Elizabeth Technikon. And currenrly lecturing at Nelson Mandela University.
  2.  Participated in a panel of adjudicators of projects for Final Year Architectural Students at the Nelson Mandela Metroplan University NMMU(Former University of Port Elizabeth UPE)
  3.  Attended Careers Guidance Sessions aimed for Students from the disadvantaged areas held at Nelson Mandela University Missionvale Campus(former Vista University )from 1996 to 1998, and at Ethembeni Centre (1995).
  4. Assisted emerging builders with technical, administrative and operational back up to access housing subsidies on an ongoing basis. Such assistance includes completing applications, preparing building plans, compiling VAT returns, registration queries with NHBRC, etc. for Sakhel’ Abantu Construction and Elcome Builders (all based in Walmer Township).
  5.  Lectured to Valuable Students involved in Community Development with the Technikon SA.
  6. Trained and utilised community members to complete over 4900 subsidy forms as part of the Rapid Land Release Programme in Uitenhage. Community members also taught how to read a plan, to locate survey pegs, to facilitate relocation of streets, etc.

 

Service on the Professional Institutes and Boards related Town Planning include:

  1. SAPI Council – Mr Ndaba Ndzombane has served as a member of the SAPI National Board and is currently the Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Region of SAPI.
  2. Planning Advisory Board – Mrs Armanda Rousseau has been a member of the Planning Advisory Board and is appointed as Chairperson since March 2004.
  3. Imizi Housing Association - Mr Lance Del Monte has served as a board member since 2003.

 

7 Upper Dickens Street

P.O Box 12313, Centrahil, 6006

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

 

+27 41 373 1843

 

+27 41 373 1838

 

plan@mplan.co.za