The legislation provides for the following functions of the Board:
- determination and re-determination of municipal boundaries;
- delimitation of wards for local elections;
- assessment of the capacity of district and local municipalities to perform their functions as provided for in the Constitution and the Structures Act; and
- the declaration and withdrawal of the declaration of district management areas.
In addition Cabinet approved a leading role for the Board in assisting Government Departments in aligning their functional service delivery boundaries to municipal boundaries.