Funded by Ballito property owners, the Ballito UIP primary objective is to enable a thriving precinct that protects property values, enhances the quality of life, drives investor confidence, and supports economic development. This is underpinned by creating safe, clean, well-maintained, and desirable public spaces within the precinct.
Ballito UIP precinct manager, Thierry Leclezio , leads the operations teams committed to delivering these crucial supplementary services on the ground every day. This is what his typical workday looks like:
Thierry’s days are varied! Starting early with a drive around the precinct, he looks for challenges that may have emerged over night. These include checking on streetlights and ensuring staff are prepared for their shifts. Most issues are dealt with immediately however some things require a longer process to resolve.
After his morning rounds it’s off to the Ballito UIP office located in the Ballito Junction mall to address any outstanding or urgent emails and other admin.
Thierry and his colleague Ballito UIP security manager Dieter Fittkau enjoy their coffee as a treat during their daily operations meetings. “There are so many outstanding coffee shops in the area that it’s difficult to choose which is the best however the more regular spots that Dieter and I visit are Piccadeli, Concha and Zara’s,” he says.
The rest of the day is spent engaging with stakeholders (lockdown permitting), ensuring staff are adequately equipped to perform their functions, more precinct rounds and completing necessary reports.
With the Ballito UIP delivering crucial services in the precinct, Thierry is supported by a professional team collectively responsible for communicating with stakeholders, managing precinct finances, providing governance support to the board and implementing development controls.
“Our work is never done and at times we are responding to emails, phone calls and messages into the night. But working in Ballito and being part of a team dedicated to improving the town for locals and holidaymakers has been a real privilege,” he concludes.