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ABOUT US

Keeping Big Bay Beautiful.

The BBMPOA is an umbrella association whose members consist of the registered owners of all erven comprising the Big Bay Development.

This association was a requirement from the local authority to provide a mechanism to make funds available for the upkeep and maintenance of public areas and for funding of additional services, as may be required by the property owners (e.g. dedicated security patrols).

The concept is based on City Improvement Districts (CID’s) and Residential Improvement Districts (RID’s) that have been successfully introduced in other existing areas. Levies for this association are currently calculated at 9.75% of your annual rates. This will apply to every registered home owner in Big Bay. The Managing Agent is Trafalgar Property Management, see contact details.

The freely available Big Bay phone app is available below and contains Events, Maps, Competitions, Photo Gallery, Weather and other info, Emergency numbers, News, and much more. We will continue to add useful Big Bay related information to this app. Search for ‘Big Bay’ or click one of the links below.

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OUR TRUSTEES

Meet your Big Bay Trustees that work together with your BBMPOA Manager & Assistant Manager, Managing Agent and our Service providers to keep Big Bay safe, secure and aesthetically pleasing. Your trustees meet once a month to discuss matters related to the day to day maintenance of our suburb. Our Trustees are all volunteers who give their time and experience free of charge. The BBMPOA board of trustees is made up of 9 trustees elected from 6 blocks consisting of all the estates and developments in big bay.

Block A

consisting of: Eden on the Bay, Waters Edge, Pardis Bay, Sunset Bay, Ocean Mist, Azure, Big Bay Office Park, Vacant Lots

Trustees

  • Leon Smith
  • Clinton Phelps
  • Paul Osborne
  • Arno Hood
  • John Coetzee (alt)
  • Liezl Taylor (alt)
  • Craig Gething (alt)
  • Graham Thompson (alt)

Block B

consisting of: Bona View, Seaside Village, Kingshaven, Dolphin Ridge, Grande Bay

Trustees

  • Willie Jansen
  • TBC (Alt)

Block C

consisting of: Sandown Estate, Blouberg Hills

Trustees

  • Liza Keytel
  • Tony Cunnington (Alt)
  • Rory Sales (Co-opt)

Block D

consisting of: Dune Ridge Estate

Trustees

  • Clive Ansell
  • Marc Gore (Alt)

Block E

consisting of: Ocean Tides, Benguela Beach, Waves Edge

Trustees

  • Lynette Podesta
  • Hannes Norval (alt)

Block F

consisting of: Nautilus, Moolman Road, Sandpiper Way

Trustees

  • Philip Erasmus
  • Gina Kostiris (Alt)

BIG BAY ESTATES & BUSINESSES

FIBRE & TECHNOLOGY PORTFOLIO

SECURITY PORTFOLIO

COMMUNICATIONS PORTFOLIO

MAINTENANCE PORTFOLIO

FINANCE & ADMIN PORTFOLIO

LANDSCAPING PORTFOLIO

BEACHFRONT PORTFOLIO

FAQ

Frequently asked questions from Big Bay Homeowners

How do I sign up for BBMPOA Fibre?2020-08-07T21:55:06+02:00

You need to be part of a estate that has access to the BBMPOA fibre cable. To see if your estate has access to this cable and much more information on signing up for fibre, please see our Technology & Fibre page.

Is the BBMPOA a legal entity ?2019-09-05T13:51:24+02:00

Yes.
The BBMPOA was established in terms of Section 29 of the Land Use Planning Ordinance as a condition of subdivision imposed by the City of Cape Town.

Am I required to be a member of the BBMPOA?2019-09-05T13:51:31+02:00

Yes.
All property owners of every rateable property automatically become a member of the BBMPOA on registration of transfer into their name. All initial purchasers in Big Bay (i.e. those that purchased from the City of Cape Town) became members of the BBMPOA in terms of the conditions of sale. Every subsequent purchaser is required to sign acknowledgement that they will become members of the BBMPOA and agree to abide by the requirements of its constitution prior to the clearance certificate being issued and the transfer taking place.

What happens if I refuse to pay my levy?2019-09-05T13:51:40+02:00

Once a property owner’s account has been in arrears for an unacceptable period despite reasonable attempts by the Trustees to recover the debt, the account will be handed over to attorneys for collection. The additional costs including attorney’s fees incurred in collecting the debt is, in terms of the constitution, payable by the property owner. In extreme cases a property can be attached in order to recover the debt.
There is also a title deed condition that requires a property owner to obtain clearance from the BBMPOA before a property can be sold and transferred.
Clearance will only be given where there are no outstanding amounts owing to the BBMPOA.

What benefits will I get for my levy?2020-08-05T21:34:47+02:00

The benefits are as follows:

  • The landscaping and irrigation in all Big Bay public areas is maintained on a continuous basis.
  • Litter is cleared from the public areas on a continuous basis.
  • The external facades of the walling and fencing along Otto du Plessis are to be maintained by the BBMPOA. This ensures an acceptable level of maintenance as well as consistency/uniformity along this important scenic corridor.
  • The urban beacons at the entrances to Big Bay are maintained by the BBMPOA.
  • Alien vegetation is removed from the road reserves and public areas.
  • An extensive Security CCTV Camera Network (including 5 licence plate recognition cameras linked to the National Central Intelligence database) monitored 24/7 by our control room to protect our residents.
  • Security Foot patrols and 24/7 security vehicle patrols throughout the whole Big Bay area, including into the estates, to protect our residents.
  • Maintenance of the public amenities where this function is not undertaken by the City of Cape Town.

The above ultimately adds to and increases the desirability of Big Bay as a residential area and, hence, enhances property values.

How are the levies calculated?2019-09-05T13:52:03+02:00

The levies are calculated at 9,75% of the annual rates attributable to each property. The linking of levies to municipal rates (and hence value) provides the most equitable solution and best accommodates different land uses e.g. residential, retail and commercial.

What happens if in my opinion the Council’s valuation is incorrect and therefore my levy is too high?2019-09-05T13:52:09+02:00

As with Municipal rates, an incorrect valuation does not absolve the property owner from paying the required levy. If the Municipal valuation is subsequently adjusted, the BBMPOA levy will also be adjusted. In the event that a rates rebate is given, so too will a rebate be given with respect to the BBMPOA levy.

LATEST
NEWS

What’s happening in our Big Bay community. See below for the latest news, events and social media posts on our BBMPOA facebook page.

Big Bay MPOA

The BBMPOA is an umbrella association whose members consist of the registered owners of all erven comprising the Big Bay Development. This association was a requirement from the local authority to provide a mechanism to make funds available for the upkeep and maintenance of public areas and for funding of additional services, as may be required by the property owners (e.g. dedicated security patrols). The concept is based on City Improvement Districts (CID’s) and Residential Improvement Districts (RID’s) that have been successfully introduced in other existing areas. Levies for this association are currently calculated at 9.75% of your annual rates. This will apply to every registered home owner in Big Bay. The Managing Agent is Trafalgar Property Management.
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