Why A UIP
uMhlanga property owners established the uMhlanga Urban Improvement Precincts (UIPs) in order 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
To achieve this end the UIP partners with the eThekwini Municipality to ensure that this key node delivers an exceptional experience of public space. The UIP management team is constantly responding to the ever evolving needs of uMhlanga, whether it be service levels or special projects. This said, the fundamentals of managing crime and grime will always be the top priority and remain the foundation of the UIPs’ success.
There are two official uMhlanga UIPs, namely the uMhlanga Promenade UIP (PUIP) and the uMhlanga Village UIP (VUIP) and three Associated Managed Areas, namely Northern Promenade Properties (NPP); Southern Promenade Properties (SPP) and Park to Park (PTP).
Operationally managed as one precinct, these UIP’s account for a R7 million operational budget for 2014/2015 financial year and include 70 large erven of commercial and residential usage (over 3000 individually rated properties); cover 10 kilometres of public roads, servitudes and promenade, and represent a combined municipal valuation of approximately R7.5 billion.