The Chamber is:

  an independent, non-political, subscription-based association dedicated to promoting a business-friendly environment;

  an impartial, credible non-profit association, which enables it to negotiate contracts and secure funding for projects that benefit its community;

  comprised of members from every sector of the economy, ranging from small entrepreneurs to large corporates;

  involved in a number of initiatives to promote regional development, enterprise and skills development, training and business advisory services
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Projects:

Eco-Heritage Town

 

Description

This project is aimed at preserving, maintaining and enhancing the heritage of Barberton. Given Barberton’s natural attractions and historical significance there is a need to pay special attention to the following areas of interest: the rich geology, biodiversity, cultural and historical heritage and variety of historical public buildings and heritage sites.

The project entails structuring and implementation of a series of interventions which have the aim of maintaining and enhancing the physical attractions of Barberton as a tourist destination and builds on other related projects.

Components of the project may include:
• an
incentives program structured with the Umjindi Local Municipality for private owners to revitalize and maintain heritage assets;
implementing such measures on publicly owned land by way of example and as catalyst;
packaging of attractions for tourism;
local signage and marketing material.

 

Status

Concept being refined and revisited while alien vegetation clearing has commenced in Rimers Creek.