In response to the moving sand dunes, the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality is proposing to establish a new car park and toilet block at Sardinia Bay.
The sand dunes at Sardinia Bay are moving in an east-north-eastward direction at approximately 2 to 5 metres per year. The moving dunes have progressively inundated infrastructure; there is no longer access to the lower car park; the ablution block opposite the upper car park has been completely overrun and the dunes are beginning to overrun the upper car park.
A Basic Assessment in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998, as Amended) (NEMA) and NEMA EIA 2014 Regulations is required for the proposed development in order to attain Environmental Authorisation from the Eastern Cape Department of Environmental Affairs, Economic Development and Tourism. This will be done in terms of activities listed in Government Notice Regulation (GNR) 983 and 985 of 2014 published in terms of NEMA.
Notice is hereby given in terms of NEMA and EIA Regulations 2014 that the developer, Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, will be applying for environmental authorisation.
CEN Integrated Environment Management (IEM) Unit has been appointed by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to carry out the Basic Assessment. A public participation process will be conducted according to Regulation 41 of GN R. 982, 2014. All interested and affected parties (IAPs) are encouraged to participate.
Contact CEN IEM Unit to register and / or comment as an IAP and request project related information.
Postal Address: 36 River Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6070
Phone (041) 581-2983
Fax (086) 504 2549
Registration of IAPs will close 15 July 2015.