Infrastructure Planning

Mr ModikoManager:  Infrastructure Planning
Mr. M.M. Modiko

Tel: 053 807 4805

Fax: 053 838 2601

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PA in the Directorate: Ms A Morolong 

Tel: 053 807 4812

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Assessment of public, private and freight transportation needs and analyse and devise new road/transportation schemes.

Infrastructure Planning unit or transport planners are responsible for work on policies, projects
and plans relating to all kinds of transport systems in a work, focusing on systems such as:

  • Roads and the use of cars, freight transport taxis and buses
  • Rail networks
  • Pedestrian systems for walking or cycling (Non- Motorised Transport -NMT)
  • Air travel.
  • Infrastructure Terminals

Infrastructure Planning unit provides ways to improve transport systems or how new systems can be implemented in certain areas. During planning process, there is a need to take into consideration issues such as climate change, the economy and the environment.
The work is often related to government policies and initiatives, such as encouraging people to reduce their car use and take up walking, cycling or public transport.


Operational management in respect of Infrastructure Planning, which includes the management and ensuring of the functionality of public transport systems and the related support services required, and to develop and implement plans and programs, policies and practices in line with the Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan and Operational Plans in the Department.



 Transport Planning services or functions are carried out at different levels; from local levels to National level (even at international, such as Regional Integrations) and it includes tasks from initial ideas through to designs, completion and reviews.

In general as transport planning unit the services covers:

  • Design and interpret transport and travel surveys
  • Write clear reports and present options and recommendations on transport systems at District and local municipalities
  • Use statistical analysis to examine travel data or accident records
  • Develop initial design ideas for new or improved transport infrastructure, e.g. junction improvements or pedestrian priority schemes
  • Use mathematical and computer simulation models to forecast the effects of road improvements, policy changes and/or public transport schemes
  • Evaluate the benefits and costs of different strategies
  • Participate in public consultation initiatives, including designing leaflets or questionnaires and attending scheme exhibitions
  • Assess infrastructure requirements (access, car parking, bus stops, cycle parking, etc) of new developments to support planning applications or to inform local authority development plans
  • Liaise and negotiate with different parties, e.g. planning and highways authorities, residents' groups, councillors and politicians, developers and transport providers
  • Act as an expert witness at public inquiries and planning appeals
  • Write bids for the funding of projects.
  • Development of Provincial Transport Framework
  • Assist Municipalities to develop Integrated Transport Plans and transport by-laws
  • Guide and/or make recommendations to the Provincial Regulatory Entity on balancing demand and supply for public transport operations




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