Western Cape Government approves 2022/23 municipal budgets
All 30 municipalities in the Western Cape have successfully approved their 2022/23 budgets before the start of the municipal financial year.
Municipal budgets set out both the financial plan and policy direction, including what each municipality plans to achieve and the priority service delivery areas, across the medium term.
In terms its legislative mandate, the Western Cape Government assessed the draft budget, Integrated Development Plan (IDP), Spatial Development Framework (SDF) and other budget related policies and documentation of the 30 municipalities.
The municipal budgets and associated documents are considered to determine the extent to which it firstly, conforms to guiding legislative prescripts and secondly, is deemed to be responsive, credible, and sustainable.
The Western Cape Government’s comments and recommendations are communicated to each municipality via a detailed assessment report which is discussed at one-on-one engagement with the respective municipalities. Municipalities consider these findings ahead of the final approval of their budgets.