As a result of the international experience, the World Bank has recognized the key role of Next Generation Logistics Gateways as models for stimulating economic growth. Based on an independently undertaken Socio-Economic Impact Study regarding the Tambo Springs project commissioned by the Gauteng Growth & Development Agency (GGDA) on behalf of the Provincial Government, Tambo Springs will have a positive socio-economic development impact in respect of:
- The creation of permanent jobs on a large scale;
- The creation of a range of business opportunities for large and small businesses;
- Contribution to the enhancement of GDP for Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, and SA via improved logistics capability enhancing the competitiveness of SA as part of the Extended Global Supply Chain;
Tambo Springs Logistics Gateway is consequently receiving strong support from Government as follows:
The project forms part of the following National policy initiatives:
- The Presidency - Strategic Infrastructure Programme (SIP), with SIP2 focussing on strengthening the NATCOR corridor.
- National Department Of Transport - National Transportation Strategy
- Transnet - Road to Rail Strategy & Expansion into Africa Strategy.
The project forms part of the following Provincial policy initiatives:
- Gauteng Department of Roads & Transport - Provincial Road Infrastructure Policy & Freight Logistics Strategy.
- Gauteng Department Of Economic Development - Growth & Development Strategy & Job Creation Strategy.
The project forms part of the following EMM policy initiatives:
- Industrialization/manufacturing facilitation strategy.
- Strategic Urban Development Strategy (identified as a SUD project by EMM).
- Spatial Development Framework Plan for Southern Ekurhuleni.