While Knysna’s inaugural Blue Flag beaches season came to an on 31 January 2013, plans for at least one more Blue Flag are already being considered for the 2013/14 summer holiday season. Knysna Municipal Manager Lauren Waring said the Knysna Blue Flag Steering Committee would probably again pursue Blue Flag status for the beaches at Buffalo Bay and Brenton-on-Sea, and was hoping to add its first Blue Flag Marina at Thesen Islands. “Our first season was not without teething problems but the committee is confident that things can only improve from here. During the post-season feedback meeting on 30 January … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The Knysna Municipality has appointed Mr Mike Maughan-Brown as Director Planning and Development. The town’s former Manager Town Planning and Building Control has been acting in his newly appointed position for most of last year in addition to his duties as manager. His appointment is effective immediately and is, like all senior management posts at the Municipality, a five-year contract position. Municipal Manager Lauren Waring said she was delighted to retain the experience and expertise of Mr Maughan-Brown who had served the town for many years, both as Manager Town Planning and Building Control as well as consultant in the … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Socio-economic benefits are expected for the greater Knysna municipal area as a direct and indirect result of a new alcohol by-law that allows licensed premises to trade on Sundays and hours suitable to the hospitality industry. Knysna Mayor Georlene Wolmarans said the Knysna Municipality By-law on Liquor Trading Days and Hours was promulgated in mid-December according to the Western Cape Liquor Act, Act 10 of 2010, Section 59(1), which provides for municipalities to determine their own trading days and hours for businesses licensed to sell alcohol, within their area of jurisdiction. Ms Wolmarans explained that licenced businesses in areas where … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The Knysna Municipality is planning general maintenance and clearing, including the removal of sludge from reed beds, adjacent to George Rex Drive at the Vigilance Drive turn-off. Knysna Municipal Manager, Lauren Waring, said the activities complimented the first phase of upgrades at the sewage plant and formed part of projects identified to reduce pollution in the lagoon. “An environmental management plan has been submitted to the national Department of Environmental Affairs in Pretoria. Work will start once we received approval from them.”'Click here to read full article...'