Coastal Development Corridor

Name and background of
applicant / developer
Bitou Municipality and private sector JV
Core focus sector Marine
Total project investment ZAR100million
Project status Pre-feasibility
Full contact details of project lead Bitou Municipality, LED Department: Lesley Jacobs;
Potential jobs created Thousands during construction, hundreds of temporary jobs

The Bitou Municipality aims to develop the coastal corridor stretching from Piesang Valley to the Bitou River. The aim of this development is to develop a small-boat harbour with a supportive maintenance and repair industry, a waterfront development with retail rights (for example coffee shops, arts and curio shops) and a conference and entertainment hub. The envisaged outcomes of this development are an increase in high-end tourists, job creation, trade and investment opportunities and an extension of the tourism season. Bitou Municipality and the private sector will form a Joint-Venture (JV).