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Knysna Oyster Festival and Knysna Municipality shares excitement on Emerging Events Incubator Programme

Knysna Executive Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies says, “it is great to meet these event co-ordinators who will hopefully develop their skills and companies to take the Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival and many other local events into the future ensuring an Inclusive, Innovative & Inspired Knysna. We are excited and can’t wait to see the impact of this programme on the 2018 Pick ‘n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival.”

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Knysna Municipality is in Rebuild phase

The greater Knysna Municipal area is still reeling under the shock of the recent fires that cut a swath of destruction throughout the province. “This catastrophe will help to develop the strength and resolve we need to face its aftermath,” said Executive Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies.

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Garden Route Rebuild Initiative finalises strategy, seeks public input on project implementation

The work of developing the strategy was accomplished through a massive, community-wide cooperative process that involved local residents and businesspeople, individuals with specialist expertise, representatives of a wide variety of NGOs, the municipal mangers, executive mayors, officials, and political representatives of the Eden District and the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Municipalities, and officials drawn from a large number of provincial and national government departments. The project was coordinated by the international strategic consultancy McKinsey, which provided its services on a pro bono basis.

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Waving building fees for fire victims

Waving building fees for fire victims

Knysna Council approved the waiving of various Building Plan fees for Fire Victims on 20 June.

This will assist in fast-tracking the process of demolition and building plan applications.

The following fees will be waived.

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LEVEL 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS IMPLEMENTED

Level 3 Water Restrictions have been implemented by the Knysna Municipality with immediate effect. This new level of restrictions has resulted by Greater Knysna residents not adhering to the call to reduce their water usage. In the past week alone Sedgefield’s target water usage of 1.9ML/day was exceeded with the area utilising 2.2Ml/day. Knysna’s target of 8Ml/day was ignored and residents used a whopping 12.4Ml/day.

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Greater Knysna water plans for season

Knysna Municipal manager, Kam Chetty says that this will in no way hamper the town’s summer season readiness and Knysna is definitely “open for business”.
“Thanks to the R3.1 million received from the Western Cape Provincial and forward planning, we have put several measures in place to ensure that we do not run out of water during the drier upcoming summer season. We therefore encourage and welcome visitors to Greater Knysna.

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Help clean up Knysna’s illegal dumping

As part of Knysna Municipality‟s campaign to rid Greater Knysna of illegal dumping, they have identified illegal dumping hotspots within the area and are asking residents to join them in identifying the culprits.

“Please Whatsapp us on 081 556 9374 with details of where and when you have noticed illegal dumping. It would be ideal if a photograph of the perpetrators could accompany your report,” encouraged Knysna Acting Municipal Manager, Bevan Ellman.

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