The Fish Hoek Business Improvement District (FHBID) is a Special Rating Area (SRA) established in year 2000.
The Fish Hoek Business Improvement District (FHBID) Not for Profit Company (NPC) is an association registered as per the Companies Act 71 of 2008 (Registration No 2000/031844/08). This Company acts as a management body in respect of the SRA and is responsible for performing planning, contracting, financial control and administrative functions.
Membership is open to all the property owners who are encouraged to apply for membership so that they exercise their rights to influence the business of the FHBID. Membership cannot be denied and the property owner is entitled to attend, participate and vote at the Company meetings held under the auspices of the Companies Act. (The membership application form can be downloaded here)
Should a member be unable to attend they may give another individual their proxy to attend and vote on their behalf. Non-members may attend and participate but cannot vote and as such may thus have limited influence on the FHBID activities.
The main objectives of the FHBID NPC are to provide Community-Based Private Urban Management services to enhance and supplement the municipal services provided by the City of Cape Town within the public areas of the declared SRA.
This services include the supporting of safety and cleaning efforts; ensuring that the environment is well managed; ensuring that social development issues are addressed; and facilitating investment in the FHBID.These services are funded by an additional rate charged to registered owners of property situated in the SRA for the benefit of the SRA, as contemplated in sections 19(1)(d) and 22(1)(b) of the Property Rates Act.
The FHBID stretches from the Police Station up the main Road and Beach Road to the Circle, up to 3rd Avenue. The FHBID covers 1st Ave from Kommetjie Rd until the Police station and 2nd Ave from Kommetjie Rd to Recreation Rd. This includes the businesses and residential blocks.
For Frequently asked questions regarding Special Ratings Areas, please see the following document.