update


Proposed cemetery to go ahead

The proposed cemetery at the indicated location has received environmental authorisation.

Earlier this year, the Record reported on Calgro M3’s proposal for a cemetery development in the Grobler Park area.

It was reported that the company has appointed Envirolution Consulting to conduct an environmental impact study which would be submitted to the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural (GDARD), as the land on which the development was to take place forms part of a wetland area.

“The completed studies will be submitted to the GDARD for consideration to decide if Calgro M3 will be granted the rights to develop the proposed cemetery,” said Lynne Bothma, spokesperson for Calgro M3.

On 10 August, an email was received from Andrisha Govender, an Environmental Scientist from Envirolution Consulting, stating that Calgro M3 has received environmental authorisation from the GDARD for the proposed cemetery. The authorisation was effective from 4 August.

Read the initial article here: Will this proposal haunt residents?

According to the report, the GDARD was satisfied that, subject to compliance with the conditions in the environmental authorisation, the authorised project will not conflict with general objectives of integrated environmental management, and that any potentially negative impact on the environment, resulting from the project, could be mitigated to acceptable levels.

The GDARD stated that they were satisfied that all the correct procedures were followed and the report submitted for consideration was found to be in order.

Should any registered interested and affected party or any organ of state with an interest in the matter, wish to lodge an appeal against any aspect of the decision, it should be done within 20 days after the notification of the decision. The appeal, including all supporting documents, should be submitted to the appeal administrator by no later than 29 August through any of the following channels:

• By email: appeals@gauteng.gov.za

• By post: PO Box 8769, Johannesburg, 2000

• By hand: 56 Eloff Street, Umnotho House, 23rd Floor, Johannesburg, 2000

• By fax: 011 240 3158/2700

A copy of your appeal should also be submitted to Envirolution Consulting, for Andrisha Govender’s attention by either emailing it to andrisha@envirolution.co.za or by fax to 086 162 6222.

The appeal form is also available on the GDARD website, www.gdard.gpg.gov.za. Should you require any more information on the appeal process, you can contact the appeal administrator, Tsholofelo Mere on 011 240 3204 or by sending an email to Tsholofelo.mere@gauteng.gov.za.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at roodepoortrecord@caxton.co.za (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

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Adéle Bloem
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