An application will been submitted to the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs on behalf of uPhongolo Local Municipality, Environmental Authorisation for a proposed township development within uPhongolo Local Municipality. The site is 19 hectares in area and is approximately 7 km (by road) from Pongola town.
The township development will be comprised of:
• High density housing (280 units)
• Public open spaces;
• A creche;
• A place of worship (church);
• A business center;
• Associated infrastructure (roads, stormwater, sanitation, electricity)
In terms of Listing Notice 1 (GNR R983) promulgated in 2014 under The National Environmental Management Act (Act No. 107 of 1998), EIA Regulations 2014, listed activities will be triggered by this development and therefore requires a Basic Assessment report to be submitted to KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.
The need for public input and involvement is of critical importance. All I&APs (neighbours, interested individuals, authorities, organisations etc.) are invited to comment on the proposed development. Comments can be communicated to us by post, telephone or email (contact details are provided below).
A Draft Basic Assessment Report & EMPr is now available for comment and can be downloaded below.
Comments and concerns can be addressed to
PO Box 522 Richards Bay 3900
Tel: 072 476 0396
(Copies of all documentation will be available on our website throughout the application process)
Fax: 086 719 6591