PADDAVLEI WETLAND IN HAWSTON - Opportunity to Participate

PADDAVLEI WETLAND IN HAWSTON - Opportunity to Participate

Overstrand Municipality

PADDAVLEI WETLAND IN HAWSTON - Opportunity to Participate

Interested & Affected Parties are hereby notified of the availability of the draft Rehabilitation Plan and Maintenance Management Plan for Paddavlei Wetland in Hawston from 31 July 2020 to 29 September 2020. The documents are available for a commenting period of 60 days.

A public OPEN DAY will take place on 18 August 2020, at the Thusong Centre, Vlei Street, Hawston between 15:00 and 18:00.

The public open day will provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions and discuss the project with the project team. The necessary COVID-19 safety protocols will be implemented during the public open day.

Included in the project is the compilation of the Maintenance Management Plan), which will be preapproved by the authorities, that will allow for regular maintenance activities to be undertaken within the Paddavlei which have been preapproved by the authorities. The document specifically relates to Activities 19 and 27 as listed in the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998), Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations Listing Notice 1 of 2014, as amended (GN R. 327).

In addition, a water use authorisation is being applied for, for approval of the associated Section 21(c) and (i) water use activities in terms of the National Water Act, Act 36 of 1998.

A key part of this project is the undertaking of a public participation process with all Paddavlei affiliated interest groups and the local community. The key focus of these stakeholder engagements is to:

1. Obtain historical information on the function/purpose of the wetland;

2. Determine the existing use of wetland;

3. Determine the vision and needs of the local community as well as the desired state of the wetland; and

4. Obtain comment on the draft management and rehabilitation plan for the Paddavlei

BACKGROUND:

Location: Paddavlei Wetland is an open body of water within a wider wetland area that drains into the Skilpadsvlei and from there to the Bot River Estuary. The wetland is located the suburban area of Hawston, near Hermanus in the Overstrand Municipal Area.

Project Description: A project that entails compilation of a Rehabilitation and Management Plan for the Paddavlei Wetland in Hawston has been initiated by the Overstrand Municipality.

The document can be downloaded at:

https://www.overstrand.gov.za/en/documents/strategic-documents/environmental-management-services

Hard copies of the documents can also be obtained via the contact details provided below.

Further information or queries can be directed to: Cornerstone Environmental Consultants (Pty) Ltd.

Contact: Mrs Mari de Villiers

E-mail: mari@cornerstoneenviro.co.za | Tel: 021 887 9099

PADDAVLEI WETLAND IN HAWSTON - Opportunity to Participate

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