Msunduzi environmental reports available for public comment

2010-03-09 00:00

THE draft of the Msunduzi Environmental Management Framework, and several other related reports, are available for public comment.

The Msunduzi Municipality, in partnership with the national Environmental Affairs Department and the KwaZulu-Natal Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development Department, appointed SRK Consulting to prepare the Environmental Management Framework and other related reports.

The aim is to develop a policy to form the basis of development planning and approval that is supportive of sustainable development in the municipality.

The status quo report was made available for public comment in July 2009. The following reports are also now available: status quo analysis (state of the environment); strategic environmental assessment; environmental service plan; environmental management framework; and the strategic environmental management plan.

Hard copies of the reports are available for viewing at SRK’s offices. Electronic copies are available on request from SRK or on its website at Input should be submitted to SRK by March 25.

To invite comments, a public meeting will be held on March 18 at 4.30 pm at the Harry Gwala Stadium boardroom. For details, call Philippa Emanuel at 033 345 6311 or 083 651 3462.

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