The Johannesburg Roads Agency intends to upgrade Jan Smuts Avenue to a dual carriageway from Bolton Road to Erlswold Way (Parkwood area) and from 8th Avenue to Kent Road (Dunkeld area) in Rosebank.
The proposed road to be widened already exists and is located within a built environment (residential). However, the visual character and sense of place may be compromised as the road widening may impact on the surrounding vegetation which characterises the study area and forms part of the visual character of the area. Visual impact and sense of place for the project will thus be of a high significance.
In compliance with Section 38 (8) of the National Heritage Resource Act (NHRA), a Notification of Intent to Develop (NID) was submitted to SAHRA; who has recommended that public participation be undertaken for the project as it will ensure that principles of environmental management as set out in Section 2 of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 which requires that environmental management must place people`s needs at the forefront of development and that development must be socially, environmentally and economically viable.
The public participation process is being conducted to ensure that Interested and Affected Parties (I&AP’s) have an opportunity to comment by providing issues of concern and/ or suggestions for enhanced benefits and/ or alternatives. Kindly complete the “comments and registration” sheet (last page of the attached Notification Letter) should you wish to register as an I&AP for the proposed development or if you are aware of any other party that should be included in the I&AP database for further communication.
In light of the above interested and/or affected parties who wish to participate by contributing comments, or who would like to obtain more information, should please contact Andrisha Govender at Tel: 0861 444 499 Fax: 0861 626 222, E-mail: email@example.com on or before 3 April 2018.
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Envirolution Consulting (Pty) Ltd.