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NEMA

The proposed Provincial Sustainable Development Framework will provide a strategic focus for environmental management and sustainable development within the SDI’s

R1182, R1183, R1184 (EIA)

The construction of the Platinum SDI road conformed to EIA and IEM principles.

All other projects will comply with EIA regulations

Existing Arrangements for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management

The Economic Development and Infrastructure Cluster management and oversight

Recommendations for Co-operative Governance and Environmental Management

That the EXCO Technical Committee (EXTECH) set up a Provincial Committee for Environmental Co-ordination with a specific SDI sub-committee to integrate environmental concerns.

That the proposed Provincial Sustainable Development Framework is fast tracked.

That the Invest North West investment promotion strategy specifically includes guidelines with respect to environmental management.

4.2. Sector Functions and Activities of Government in the North West
4.2.1. Provincial Land Development

Description

Administration of land use (township and housing establishment, approval of business rights etc.) outside of designated town planning schemes by processing land development applications in terms of relevant land use legislation.

Governing Laws and Policies

Development Facilitation Act

Physical Planning Act

Draft White Paper on Planning and Development

Various other land use planning legislation

Responsible Authority/ies

Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing

Environmental Issues

Change of land use and associated environmental impacts

Loss of habitat and Biodiversity

Impacts on sensitive environments, such as wetlands

Compliance to NEMA Principles

Sustainable Development

Approval of all land development applications is conditional to compliance to DFA principles, which to some degree address sustainable development.  DFA requires environmental investigations

Development under existing township schemes may not comply.

Integration of Environmental Considerations into Decision Making

Approval of all land development applications is conditional to compliance of DFA principles, which to some degree address sustainable development.  DFA requires environmental investigations

Participation, Empowerment and Transparency

Township establishment requires social compact involving consultation with stakeholders and developers of a township area prior to advertising for establishing levels of service (record of decision is maintained)

All land development applications (under DFA) are published for comment

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