CONSTRUCTION OF RIVIERA DAM AND ASSOCIATED PIPELINE INFRASTRUCTURE, PORTIONS 3 AND 6 OF FARM WILGENHOUTDRIFT NO. 48, NEAR PIKETBERG, WESTERN CAPE:
NOTIFICATION OF INTENTION TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FORM IN TERMS OF SECTION 24G OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT (NEMA) (107 OF 1998) AND NOTIFICATION OF AVAILABILITY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED DOCUMENTS FOR COMMENT
S24G ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT PROCESS:
DEA&DP Ref No.: 14/2/4/1/F1/11/0008/21
Heritage Western Cape Ref No.: 20021115AS0213E
Riviera Trust commenced with and stopped the construction of Riviera Dam, located on Portions 3 and 6 of Farm Wilgenhoutdrift No. 48, near Piketberg, during the course of 2017. The partially built dam has a wall height of approximately 5.5m and the storage capacity of approximately 70 500m3. No Environmental Authorisation was obtained prior to commencement of construction. The Applicant now wishes to complete the dam which would have an approximate wall height of 10.7m and storage capacity of 400 000m3. A 250mm diameter water supply pipeline approximately 0.5km in length would be installed between the existing D4 Dam (Boonzaaier Dam) and the completed Riviera Dam, subject to the approval of Environmental Authorisation.
Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants has been appointed by Riviera Trust to undertake the requisite Environmental Impact Assessment process for the project (in this case a Section 24G process) in accordance with the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (No. 107 of 1998), as amended, EIA Regulations (2014).
The Pre-Application S24G Application Form has been made available to the public for review for a 60 day comment period from 6 May 2022 to 6 July 2022, and is downloadable via the links below. The comprehensive Executive Summary is also provided as a separate link for download below.
Potential Interested & Affected Parties (I&APs) have 60 days, i.e. until 6 July 2022, to register as I&APs and raise any initial issues or concerns related to the proposed project and the aforementioned documents. Any comments received from I&APs will be incorporated into a Comments and Response Report CRR(1) and included in the updated S24G Application Form. Following the conclusion of the 60 day Public Participation Process above, the updated NEMA S24G Application and all supporting documentation (including the CRR1) will be made available to all Registered I&AP`s for a further 30 day comment period, following which the reporting will be submitted to the DEA&DP for decision making.
Should you have any comments, issues or concerns regarding the proposed project or the findings of the Pre-Application S24G Application Form, please provide your comments in writing to Kelli Ross of Holland & Associates Environmental Consultants, by email or post (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or post: PO Box 31108, Tokai, 7966), on or before 6 July 2022.