Why a UIP in Ballito?
Urban decay is a reality of most cities throughout the world, and the creation of public space management structures is one way to ensure that this phenomenon does not negatively affect an area, but instead shifts the focus to growth and urban renewal.
A UIP is a public / private partnership that aims to improve public space service delivery within a defined geographic area, thereby creating desirable locations that result in, stronger economic activity, the creation of jobs and more secure property investments. The nature of a UIP structure is to partner with local municipalities to improve the quality of an area’s public space and has a proven track record of combating urban decay. With this in mind, the UIP aims to:
- Retain existing investment and build investor confidence
- Create an environment which supports vibrant and responsible business activity
- Improve safety, the general environment and quality of life for the benefit of all
- Respond to the challenge of environmental sustainability