As most local authorities in Namibia, Luderitz Town Council provides various services to residents and businesses. These include:

Land & development
The municipality provides serviced and unserviced land for development and housing purposes. Land is sold via public auction, tender and direct sale agreements, as land is acquired and becomes available.

The municipality is not directly involved in providing housing, but encourages and supports build-together and low-cost housing schemes such as the Shack-dwellers Association, Build-Together Trust and National Housing Enterprise.

Building Plans
The Town Planning Division ensures that construction and development takes place in accordance to the Structure plan, building regulations and environmental considerations. This task entails and includes:

  • Land consolidation, zoning,
  • Building plans (review and approval)
  • Design & Drafting
  • GIS mapping
  • Building Inspection (compliance to building regulations during construction)
  • Surveying

Water Supply
Potable water is supplied to residents and businesses. Water is bought in bulk from the national water utility, NamWater. The water is continually tested for mineral and bacteriological content to ensure that is is safe for human consumption. The Town Council also provides semi-purified water (purified effluent) to residents for gardening purposes. Residents who wish to make use of this service may apply for PE at any of customer service offices.

Sanitation and Waste Management
A well maintained sewage network ensures that waste water is removed from households and businesses. Some of this water is also purified for gardening purposes only. Municipal refuse teams collect refuse from the different suburbs as per the collection schedule. Each household and business is issued with large refuse bins.

Public Health Services
This division ensures that businesses comply with health, safety and hygiene standards, especially re food preparation. The division also supports and is actively involved in various health campaigns in with the Ministry of Health to address HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and other deceases. Other services include:

  • Business registrations
  • Water quality testing & monitoring
  • Dog control and licencing
  • Vector control (curbing uncontrolled breeding of flies, mosquitoes, rats and other pests)

Tourism & Economic Development

  • Fire Brigade Services
  • Traffic Control Services
  • Library & Museum
  • Parks, Sport Facilities
  • Old Age Home