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
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
Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing
Change of land use and associated environmental impacts
Loss of habitat and Biodiversity
Impacts on sensitive environments, such as wetlands
Compliance to NEMA Principles
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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