AMAOTI NO.3 SECONDARY SCHOOL SITUATED ON FARM NO. 842 RIETRIVIER IN WARD 53, MAWOTHI TOWNSHIP, ETHEKWINI MUNICIPALITY, KWAZULU-NATAL
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR:
AN ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION IN TERMS OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (ACT 107 OF 1998) (“NEMA”)
APPLICANT: KZN Department of Education (“DoE”)
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT: NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd (“NCC”)
COMPETENT AUTHORITY: KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (“EDTEA”)
EDTEA REF NO. DM/0016/2023
The applicant (DoE) is proposing to develop Amaoti No. 3 Secondary School on portion 378 of farm no. 842 Riet Rivier in ward 53, Mawothi township which is situated within the jurisdictional boundary of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, KZN. The proposed development entails the development of the following infrastructure:
- Learning Spaces which accommodate 30 x Standard Classrooms, 7 x Multipurpose Classrooms (with stores), 1 x Media Centre / Library (with stores), 1 x Computer Room (with Store), 1 x Science Classroom (with Store) and 1 x Team Teaching Room.
- Administration and Support Spaces which accommodate 1 x Principal’s Office, 2 x Deputy Principal’s Offices, 1 x General Office, 1 x Staffroom and Kitchenette, 1 x Strong room, 1 x Stock Room, 1 x Printing Room, 2 x Sick Rooms, 1 x Entrance Hall, 5 x HOD’s Offices, 1 x Counselling Suite, 2 x General Stores, 2 x Large Stores, 1 X Guard House, 1 x Refuse Room, 1 x SNP Kitchen, 1 x Tuckshop, 1 x Food Storage, 1 x Nutrition Centre Yard, 1 x Food Garden, 1 x Undercover Dining Area and 65 x vehicle parking bays for staff and visitors.
- Civil / service infrastructure for water, sewerage, stormwater and electricity.
An application for environmental authorisation (“EA”) has been lodged with the competent environmental authority, EDTEA, to undertake activity 19 in listing notice 1 (GN. R983, as amended) and activity 12 in listing notice 3 (GN. R985, as amended) which will require the investigation, assessment and communication of potential impacts following a basic assessment process as prescribed in regulations 19 and 20 of GN.R 982 (as amended). This entails compiling a basic assessment report (BAR), environmental management programme (EMPr) and relevant specialist studies in terms of NEMA and the 2014 EIA Regulations (as amended).
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS
A Public Participation (“PP”) process will be undertaken to grant an opportunity for Organs of State, key stakeholders, members of the public and interested and affected parties (“I&APs”) to participate in the application process and raise any comments, issues or objections. The documentation related to the project is available for review on the NCC website www.ncc-group.co.za under “Public Documents” or at the Amawoti public library. The commenting periods is provided below: Members of the public are invited to register as an I&AP and submit comments related to the project. If you would like to register as an I&AP, please complete the Registration and Comment Form and return to the contact person below:
NEMA EA application (30 days)
06 July 2023
06 July 2023
NCC Environmental Services (Pty) Ltd
26 Bell Close, Westlake Business Park, Westlake, Cape Town
Tel: 021 702 2884
Fax: 086 555 0693