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INDUSTRY GUIDE: INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE DELIVERY LEVEL AND UNIT COST

MIG: INDUSTRY GUIDE: INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE DELIVERY LEVEL AND UNIT COST

The Department of Cooperative a Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) together with other stakeholders including state departments, state owned entities and professional bodies undertook a process to revise and update the Industry Guide 2007 and developed a 2009/10 version. This document “An Industry Guide – Infrastructure Service Delivery Levels and Unit Costs 2009/10” document aims to:.

• reflect the broad stakeholder inputs and adoption of infrastructure unit standards and costs;
• address regional / provincial and sectoral / industry related cost values, as well as to allow for national impacts such as variance in labour rates, fuel and transport cost, materials, and other related factors;
• align the associated infrastructure construction costs within the changed market conditions to reflect the escalation since the 2007; and
• ensure that infrastructure types such as sport facilities are incorporated into the revised Guide document.

The overall objective was therefore to develop a practical, current and relevant nation-wide system of guidance for municipalities, their service providers and ultimately national and provincial government in terms of the provision of basic infrastructure service provision cost values that reflect national and regional impacts, and provide comparative value for high level planning estimates and value for money assessment guidelines.

The Industry Guide 2009/2010, aims to provide a high level first order infrastructure planning cost estimate. The Industry Guide could be used in conjunction with tools such as the Municipal Services Financial Model (MSFM) or the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Model MIIF) to corroborate planning cost estimates.

For further queries regarding the Industry Guide 2009/10, please contact:
Werner Heydenreich
Tel. : 012 334 5656
Email : Werner@cogta.gov.za