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BOKAMOSO NOTICE DATED:  10 MAY 2012  B

From:     DKOA_LIST <[email protected]>
    Subject:     DKOA: DKOA : Bokamosa Notice_Notice of Appeal
    Date:     11 May 2012 09:20:10 GMT+02:00
    To:     DKOA_LIST (LONG) <[email protected]>
    Reply-To:     DKOA_LIST <[email protected]>

Greetings,

Bokamosa Notice_Notice of Appeal
PROJECT REFERENCE: GAUT: 002/09-10/N0435


Please refer to the attached Bokamoso notice.

We asked that the Doornkloof Owners Association (DKOA) be registered as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP)

For more information contact:
Juanita De Beer or George Gericke  Telephone: 012-346-3810
Bokamoso Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants

Kind regards,

David Larsen - Salbu

Secretary: Doornkloof Owners Association (DKOA)
For more information see URL: http://www.salbu.co.za/dkoa

PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO THREE NEIGHBOURS
AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Lizelle Gregory" <[email protected]>
Date: 10 May 2012 11:41:42 GMT+02:00
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Notice of Appeal

To whom it may concern,
 
Look at the following attachment regarding the Rietvlei Vista Project – Notice of Appeal
 
Hope this finds you well.
 
 
Kind Regards
 
Juanita De Beer













BOKAMOSO NOTICE DATED:  10 MAY 2012  A

    From:     DKOA_LIST <[email protected]>
    Subject:     DKOA: Bokamosa Notice_Rietvlei Vista - Notice of Authorisation denied
    Date:     11 May 2012 09:20:05 GMT+02:00
    To:     DKOA_LIST (LONG) <[email protected]>
    Cc:     Lizelle Gregory <[email protected]>
Greetings,

Bokamosa Notice_Rietvlei Vista - Notice of Authorisation denied
PROJECT REFERENCE: GAUT: 002/09-10/N0435


Please refer to the attached Bokamoso notice.

We asked that the Doornkloof Owners Association (DKOA) be registered as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP)

For more information contact:
Juanita De Beer or George Gericke  Telephone: 012-346-3810
Bokamoso Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants

Kind regards,

David Larsen - Salbu

Secretary: Doornkloof Owners Association (DKOA)
For more information see URL: http://www.salbu.co.za/dkoa

PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO THREE NEIGHBOURS
AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Lizelle Gregory" <[email protected]>
Date: 10 May 2012 10:12:53 GMT+02:00
To: <[email protected]>
Subject: Rietvlei Vista - Notice of Authorisation denied

To whom it may concern,
 
The Authorisation denied for Rietvlei Vista Project.
 
Please look at the following attachment regarding the Notice of Authorisation denied.
 
Hope this finds you well.
 
Kind Regards
 
Juanita De Beer

INTERESTED AND AFFECTED PARTY NOTIFICATION: AUTHORISATION DENIED FOR THE PROPOSED TOWNSHIP ESTABLISHMENT ON PORTION 2 OF THE FARM RIETFONTEIN 375 JR: RIETVLEI VISTA
In terms of Regulation 10(2) of the 2010 Amended NEMA EIA Regulations the EAP must notify all registered interested and affected parties within 12 days of the Department’s Decision (Gauteng Department of Agricultural and Rural Development (GDARD)). This correspondence represents the formal notification of Interested and Affected Parties.
PROJECT REFERENCE: GAUT: 002/09-10/N0435
APPLICANT: Dwelling Developments (Pty) Limited
LOCATION:  The site for the proposed development is situated East the R50 Delmas Road and the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South of the Mooikloof Ridge Residential Estate
DATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION ISSUED: 23 April 2012
The Department made the following findings:
The proposed township is located within the 300m buffer zone of the Rietvlei Dam (Protected Area Level 2). The detrimental edge effects associated with the proposed development will improperly affect the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve. Edge effects can physically degrade habitat, endanger resident biota and reduce the functional size of protected areas and may include the effect of invasive plant and animal species, physical damage and soil compaction caused through trampling and harvesting, abiotic habitat alterations and pollution. All level 1 and 2 protected areas in Gauteng must therefore be protected by a 1km buffer zone to filter out these deleterious edge effects.
Furthermore, the proposed development is incompatible with the type of developments considered appropriate in the first 300m buffer zone (minimal use zone) of protected areas Level 1 and 2. Only grazing and low impact tourism and residential development (<5% of a property) are considered appropriate land uses in the minimal use zone.
The need and desirability of the proposed development doesn’t supersede the need to properly manage development in the area by making sure it is harmonious with the principles of sustainable development.

In view of the above, and because the nature of the proposed development is not the best available alternative for development on the selected site, the development is not supported. Accordingly, the Department is of the opinion that  environmental authorisation would result in a negative environmental impact conflicting with the general objectives and principles of integrated environmental management laid down in Chapter 5 of the NEMA. In addition the detrimental environmental impacts resulting from the proposed development cannot be mitigated to acceptable levels.
This application is accordingly denied. 

Your attention is drawn to Chapter 7 of the Regulations. Should you wish to appeal any aspect of the Decision, you must, inter alia, lodge a Notice of Intention to Appeal with the Member of the Executive Council (MEC), within 20 (twenty) days from 23 April 2012, by means of the following methods:
Fax: 011 355 1000
By post: P.O. Box 8769, Johannesburg, 2000; or
By hand: 16th floor Diamond Corner Building, 68 Eloff & Market Street, Johannesburg



A COPY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION DENIED AND REASONS FOR THE DECISION WILL BE FURNISHED ON REQUEST AT THE OFFICE OF BOKAMOSO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS.


BOKAMOSO NOTICE DATED:  19 MAY 2011


From: DKOA_LIST <[email protected]>
Date: 20 May 2011 09:35:14 GMT+02:00
To: "DKOA_LIST (LONG)" <[email protected]>
Cc: Lizelle Gregory <[email protected]>
Bcc: DKOA_LIST <[email protected]>
Subject: DKOA: Bokamoso Notice_Rietvlei Vista - Draft Basic Assessment Report for Review

Greetings

Bokamoso Notice_Rietvlei Vista - Draft Basic Assessment Report for Review
GAUTENG REF NO: Gaut 002/09-10/N0435

We asked that the Doornkloof Owners Association (DKOA) be registered as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP).

For more information contact:

George Gericke  Telephone: 012-346-3810
Bokamoso Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants

Please see Bokamoso notice below.

Kind regards,

David Larsen - Salbu

Secretary: Doornkloof Owners Association (DKOA)
For more information see URL: http://www.salbu.co.za/dkoa

PS: PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO THREE NEIGHBOURS
AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME



On 19 May 2011, at 16:14, Lizelle Gregory wrote:
 
 
To whom it may concern
 
Please refer to the attached invitation to review the Draft Basic Assessment Report for the proposed Rietvlei Vista project. The draft report will be available in hard copy at the given venue in the attachment. It is also available for download on www.bokamoso.net. Click on Current Public Processes and follow the link. Please don’t hesitate to contact our offices for any additional information.
 
Kind regards
 
George Gericke








BOKAMOSO NOTICE DATED:  09 DECEMBER 2009


From:   [email protected]
Subject: DKOA: Bokamoso Notice: Rietvlei Vista Public Notice ERRATA
Date: 09 December 2009 2:35:30 PM
To:   [email protected]
Cc:   [email protected]

Bokamoso Notice: Rietvlei Vista Public Notice ERRATA
Reference Number: GAUT Gaut 002/09-10/N0435


We asked that the Doornkloof Owners Association (DKOA) be registered as an Interested and Affected Party (I&AP).

For more information contact:

George Gericke  Telephone: 012-346-3810
Bokamoso Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants

Please see Bokamoso notice below.

Kind regards,

David Larsen - Salbu

Secretary: Doornkloof Owners Association (DKOA)
For more information see URL: http://www.salbu.co.za/dkoa

PS: PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO THREE NEIGHBOURS
AND ASK THEM TO DO THE SAME

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Begin forwarded message:

From: "Lizelle Gregory" <[email protected]>
Date: 09 December 2009 12:37:22 PM

To all registered Interested and/or Affected Parties
Thank you for registering as an I&AP for the proposed Rietvlei Vista project.

We want to inform you of the amendments that were made on the public notice such as the alternative and the sizes of land-use. Please refer to the attached public notice and please don’t hesitate to contact our offices should you require additional information. The time for registration has been extended so please also note that if you already registered as an I&AP you will be kept on the existing contact list.

Kind Regards

George Gericke

Bokamoso Landscape Architects and Environmental Consultants
Tel: (012) 346 3810
Fax: 086 570 5659

Bokamoso Notice:

To all Interested and Affected PartiesBokamoso Environmental Consultants hereby notifies the surrounding residents, land-owners and tenants of the proposed development.

Notice is given of an application for Environmental authorization that was submitted to the GautengDepartment of Agriculture & Rural Development, in terms of regulation no. R385 published in the
Government Notice no. 28753 of 21 April 2006 of the National Environment Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) governing Basic Assessment procedures (Notice 1 –Governing Notice R386) for the following activity: 
Name of project: Rietvlei Vista
Project description: 
Alternative 1 (Proposal)1. -2,8000ha “Educational”
2.  -1.3791ha “Special”for Gust house, theatre place of refreshment and conference facilities 3 -11.2127ha “Special”for Storage facilities, including caretaker’s dwelling house, administrative office,
security and ablution. 4 - 2.00ha       “Special”for storage facilities and/or land uses permitted under Zone IV: Business 1
Alternative 2:1. - 2,5000ha “Educational”
2.  - 1.3791ha “Special”for Gust house, theatre place of refreshment and  conference facilities3  - 11.5127ha  “Special”for Storage facilities, including caretakers dwelling house,  administrative office,
security and ablution. 4  - 2.00ha       “Special”for storage facilities and/or land uses permitted under Zone IV: Business
Property description: Part of the Remainder of Portion 2 of the farm Rietfontein375-IR, The application was submitted for the following activities in terms of the Government Notice R. 386, 21 April
2006:
Activities: 386, 21 April 2006 Activity 1k The bulk transportation of sewage and water, including storm water, in pipelines with (i) an internal diameter of 0.36 metresor more or (ii) a peak throughout of 120 litresper second of moreR. 386, 21 April 2006 Activity 1v Advertisements as defined in classes 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), 3(a), 3(b),3(l) of the South African Manual for Outdoor Advertising ControlR. 386, 21 April 2006 Activity 15The construction of a road that is wider than 4 meters of that has a reserve wider than 6
meters, excluding roads that fall within the ambit of another listed activity or which are access roads of less than 30 meters long R.386, 21 April 2006 Activity 16 (b)The transformation of undeveloped, vacant or derelict land to –residential, mixed,
retail, commercial, industrial or institutional use where such development does not constitute infill and where the total area to be transformed is bigger than 1 hectare. R. 386,  21 April 2006 Activity 17Phased activities where any one phase of the activity
may be below a threshold specified in the Schedule but where a combination of the phases, including expansions or extensions, will exceed a specified threshold R. 386, 21 April 2006 Activity 19The development of a new facility or the
transformation of an existing facility for the conducting of manufacturing processes, warehousing, bottling, packaging or storage, which, including associated structures or infrastructure, occupies an area of 1 000 square metresor more outside an
existing area zoned for industrial purposes R. 386, 21 April 2006 Activity  25 The expansion of or changes to existing facilities for any process or activity, which requires an amendment of an existing permit or license or a new permit or license in terms of legislation governing the release of emissions, pollution, effluent.
Extent: The study area covers approximately 18.7621 ha in extent.
Name of the proponent: Dwelling Developments (Pty) Ltd.
Date of notice: 11 December 2009
Location: The site for the proposed development is situated East the R50 DelmasRoad and the Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, South of the MooikloofRidge Residential Estate

Please do not hesitate to contact us if there are any questions in connection  with the above-mentioned development.

Contact Person: George Gericke                   
Tel (012) 346 3810                         
Fax (086) 570 5659      
E-mail [email protected] Web: www.bokamoso.net
 
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