08 September 2015 - NW3017
Hadebe, Mr TZ to ask the Minister of Environmental Affairs
(1)With regard to the awarding of the tender for the development of Portions 87, 148, 149 and the remainder of Portion 1 of the farm Rietfontein 61 IR, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality and in view of the Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report Gaut: 002/13-14/E0153 (details furnished), what is (a) meant by significant fish and wildlife habitat and (b) the anticipated negative impact on the specified habitats, in each case; and (2) what steps will her department take to ensure that mitigation measures are included in the plan?
(1) and (2) The National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has no record of an application for environmental authorisation for the abovementioned project. The application was lodged with the provincial department of environmental affairs, the Gauteng Department of Rural Development (GDARD), for which the MEC is the competent authority in terms of S24C of NEMA. Please contact the GDARD for a response.