Westonaria Local Municipality (GT483)

Westonaria Local Municipality was disestablished and merged with Randfontein Local Municipality to establish Rand West City Local Municipality on 3 August 2016. All information displayed here is historical information relating to the municipality before being disestablished.

Geography, History & Economy

Westonaria Local Municipality is part of West Rand District Municipality.

MDB code: GT483

Description: Westonaria Local Municipality is a Category B municipality and is located within the jurisdiction of the West Rand District Municipality. Westonaria Municipality has borders with the Randfontein Local Municipality, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Merafong City Local Municipality, Sedibeng District Municipality and Emfuleni Local Municipality. It is situated approximately 60km from the hub of Gauteng, namely Johannesburg, Pretoria and Midrand.
 The N12 National Road and the R28 Provincial Road, as well as the railway line, provide easy access to the area. Goods and services can reach markets and airports easily without sacrificing quality or excessive transport costs. As indicated in the Regional Integrated Transport Management Plan, the planned Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) node from Lenasia will reduce the travel time of commuters, making Westonaria a valued area of choice to reside in.
 The municipality is characterised by dispersed urban structures consisting of various urban areas and mining villages spread across the entire municipal area. The rural areas consist of a large number of farms, as well as agricultural holdings.

Area: 640km²

Cities/Towns: Westonaria

Main Economic Sectors: Mining (52%)

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