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4a Old Main Road, Judges Walk, Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa 3610 PO Box 819 Gillitts 3603 South Africa Telephone: +27 (0)31 764 7130 Facsimile: +27 (0)31 764 7140 Web: www.gcs-sa.biz
Our Reference 12-634
I&AP/DAEA Reference DM/0010/2014
Dear Sir/Madam Proposed Avoca South Industrial and Business Estate, Durban North: Submission of the Final Scoping Report for Approval Following the inclusion of all comments on the Draft Scoping Report received from registered Interested and Affected Parties (I&APs), the Scoping Report and Plan of Study for EIA has been finalised and will be submitted to the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DEDTEA) for approval. In parallel to this submission, the Final Scoping Report has been made available to all registered I&APs for public review and comment from 16 February to 18 March 2015 (30 days). This is to ensure that all I&APs have the chance to review the submitted report and whether their comments on the Draft Scoping Report have been included in the Final Scoping Report and Plan of Study for EIA. In this regard, please find enclosed a copy of the Final Scoping Report for the environmental authorisation process required for listed activities identified in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (Act no. 107 of 1998) (NEMA). Only minor changes have been made to the Draft Scoping Report during finalisation and include:
Minor grammatical changes throughout the document. Minor changes to public participation details for the Final Scoping Report. Changing clay stock piling quantum values from 500m3 to 500 000m3. Updating of the Comment and Response Report (CRR) to include comments received during
the Draft Scoping Report public comment period.
To: Key Stakeholder / Interested and Affected Party
Subject: Proposed Avoca South Industrial and Business Estate, Durban
North: Submission of the Final Scoping Report for Approval
From: Karin Fivaz
14-071 16 February 2015 Page 1
JT Ross Properties (Pty) Ltd Proposed Avoca South Development EIA
Any comments on the Final Scoping Report must be submitted in writing, fax or email on or before 18 March 2015 directly to: Ms. Natasha Brijlal Environmental Officer Environmental Impact Assessment eThekwini District Office KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DEDTEA) Private Bag X54321 Durban 4000 Tel: 031 302 2800 Fax: 031 302 2824 E-mail: [email protected] Please also carbon copy (cc) the Environmental Assessment Practitioner undersigned. Your input into this process will be appreciated. Should you have any comments or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned. Yours Sincerely Karin Fivaz Environmental Consultant GCS (Pty) Ltd Email: [email protected] GCS Durban Offices T +27(0) 31 764 7130 F +27(0) 31 764 7140 Address: 4a Old Main Rd, Judges Walk, Kloof, 3610
14-071 16 February 2015 Page 2
JT Ross Properties (Pty) Ltd Proposed Avoca South Development EIA
14-071 16 February 2015 Page 3
NOTIFICATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION PROCESS FOR THE PROPOSED AVOCA SOUTH INDUSTRIAL AND BUSINESS ESTATE EIA NEAR COROVOCA TOWNSHIP
AND MOUNT MORIAH, DURBAN NORTH
GCS REFERENCE NO: 12-634 Notice is hereby given of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and an Integrated Water Use Licence Application (IWULA) for the proposed Avoca South Industrial and Business Estate located on the corner of Curnick Ndlovu Highway and Main Road R102 (MR577), GPS Co-Ordinates: -29.748598 S, 31.024457E, Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal. The proposed Avoca South Industrial and Business Estate will be comprised of approximately 12 light industrial and warehousing levelled platforms. The EIA and IWULA will be undertaken by GCS (Pty) Ltd on behalf of Investec Property Limited as authorised by Main Street 57 (Pty) Ltd (PO Box 78949, Sandton, 2146). This is in compliance with Regulation 54 of the Environmental Impact Regulations (GN R.543 - 2010), under Section 24(5) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No.107 of 1998) and the National Water Act (No 36 of 1998). The NEMA activities which are triggered by the proposed project are listed under GNR 544, and as such require an application for an Environmental Authorisation in the form of a BA process. The following activities are relevant to the project:
Activity 5: The construction of facilities or infrastructure for any process or activity which requires a permit or license in terms of national or provincial legislation governing the generation or release of emissions, pollution or effluent and which is not identified in Notice No. 544 of 2010 or included in the list of waste management activities published in terms of section 19 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008) in which case that Act will apply.
Activity 15: Physical alteration of undeveloped, vacant or derelict land for residential, retail, commercial, recreational, industrial or institutional use where the total area to be transformed is 20 hectares or more.
Activity 18: The route determination of roads and design of associated physical infrastructure including roads that have not yet been built for which routes have been determinate before 03 July 2006 and which have not been authorized by a competent authority in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2006 or 2009, made under section 24(5) of the Act and published in Government Notice No. R. 385 of 2006,-
1) The road reserve is wider than 30 meters; or
2 )The road will cater for more than one lane of traffic in both directions
The NWA activities which are triggered by the proposed project are listed under Section 21, and as such, require an IWULA in terms of: (c) Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse; and (i) Altering the bed, banks, course or characteristics of a watercourse. All interested and/or affected parties (I&APs) are invited to register in writing with GCS in order to receive further information and correspondence on the project including notices on project progress, public meetings and reports. I&APs are further invited to submit written comments related to the project together with their name, contact details and an indication of any direct business, financial, personal or other interest which they have in the application by fax or email to the contact person below within 40 days of this notice. GCS Pty Ltd Postal Address Ntombifuthi Vilakazi PO Box 819 Tel: 031 764 7130 Gillitts, 3603 Fax: 031 764 7140 Email [email protected]
Date of Notice: 16 January 2014
ISAZISO SENQUBO YESIGUNYAZO SEZEMVELO SEPROJEKTHI EHLONGOZWAYO YOKWAKHIWA KWESIKHUNHO SOKUGCINA IMPAHLA I-CORROBRIC SOUTH EDUZE
KWASE- COROVOCA TOWNSHIP KANYE NEMOUNT MORIAH, ENDAWENI YASE-DURBAN NORTH
GCS REFERENCE NO: 12-361
Lesi saziso senzelwe ukwazisa ngenqubo yocwaningo lwezemvelo i-Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) kanye nesicelo sokusebensisa amanzi esibumbene i-Integrated Water Use Licence Application (IWULA) yeprojekthi ehlongozwayo yokwakhiwa kwezimbini ezincane kanye nesikhukho samabhizinisi e-Glen Anil endaweni yase-Durban North esifundazweni sakwaZulu-Natal. Leprojekthi ehlongozwayo yesikhungo sokugcina izimpahla nezentengiselwano i-Corobric South izohlanganisa izimboni ezincane kanye nezindlu zokugcina impahla ezingu-12. Lephrojekthi ehlongozwayo i- Corobrik South Industrial and Business Estate izohlanganisa izimboni ezincane Kanye nezikhungo zokugcina impahla ezilinganiselwa ku-12.
Inqubo ye-EIA Kanye ne- IWULA izokwenganyelwa abakwa-GCS (Pty) Ltd bemelela abakwa-Investec Property Limited njengoba beganyazwe abakwa-Main Street 57 (Pty) Ltd (PO Box 78949, Sandton, 2146). Lokhu kungokuvumelana nomthethosisekelo wezemvelo i-Envrionental Impact Regulations (GN R.543 - 2010), ngaphansi kwengxenye 24(5) ye-National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No.107 of 1998) kanye ne-National Water Act (Act No 36 of 1998).
Imisebenzi ye-NEMA ethintekayo kuleprojekthi ehlongozwayo ibalwe ohlwini lwezaziso ngaphansi kwe-GNR 544, futhi ngenxa yalokho idinga isicelo sesigunyazo sezemvelo ngokocwaningo lwezemvelo olufishanisiwe (BA). Imisebenzi ezothinteka kuleprojekthi izohlanganisa lemisebenzi elandelayo:
Imisebenzi ye-NWA ezothinteka kuleprojethi ehlongozwayo ibalwe ngaphansi kwengxenye 21 yalomthetho futhi ngenxa yalokho idinga kufakwe iscelo sokusebenzisa amanzi esibumbene ngokwemisebenzi (c) Kanye no (i) yomibili emayelana nokushintshwa kokugeleza nokuhamba kwamazi okungokwemvelo ngenxa yemisebenzi yokumba nokwakha. Bonke abathanda ukubamba iqhaza kanye nabathintekayo (I&APs) bayamenywa ukuba babhalise nabakwa-GCS ukuze bakwazi ukuthunyelelwa imininingwane eyengeziwe mayelana nalephrojekthi okuhlanganisa izaziso kanye nokunye okuqhubekayo. Labo abangathanda ukubamba iqhaza kanye nabathintekayo baphinde bamenywe ukuba balethe iziphakamiso zabo ngokuzibhala phansi. Laba bayacelwa ukuba belethe amagama nemininingwane yabo yokuxhumana kanye nezifiso abanazo noma abangaba nazo ngalephrojekthi, okungaba okwe-bhizinisi, okwezimali, okumaqondana nomuntu siqu kanye noma iziphi ezinye izifiso mayelana nephrojekthi. Lokhu bangakwenza ngeFekisi noma nge-Emeyli kulemininingwane elapha ngezansi maphakathi nezinsuku ezingu-40 zalesi saziso: GCS Pty Ltd Postal Address Fu