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Public Participation Process:

Environmental Authorisation Amendment Process for the Ermelo Extension 40 (Erf 16244) residential to proposed shopping centre development






Short Project Title:

Environmental Authorisation Amendment Process for Ermelo Extension 40 (Erf 16244)



Project Title:

Environmental Authorisation Amendment Process for Ermelo Extension 40 (Erf 16244)



Project Synopsis:

 GTF Trust received authorisation in 2010 for the establishment of a residential township on portion 13 and 188 (Extension 39 and 40) on the farm Nooitgedacht 268-IT. 

GTF Trust is planning to develop a shopping (commercial) centre on stands located on extension 40 which is to be consolidated and known as ERF 16244 (measuring 17 825 m2 as site footprint of total site area 101 238m2)  which requires an amendment to the Environmental Authorisation and the Environmental Management Programme.

Notice is thus given in terms of Chapter 5 of Government Notice R. 982 (Gazette No 38282) under Part 2, Sections 31 and 32 and Part 4,  Section 37 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998), as amended, of the Environmental Authorisation amendment process and the opportunity to register and comment on Environmental Authorisation amendment documentation.  

In terms of the regulations, Baoberry (Pty) Ltd has been appointed as the Independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (IEAP) by GTF Trust to facilitate the Public Participation Process and the Environmental Authorisation amendment process.



Baoberry Project Reference Number:

Ermelo Extension 40



Project Location:

 Ermelo, Mpumalanga



Status of the project:

The Environmental authorisation amendment - supplementary report to the 2010 Basic Assessment Report for the proposed shopping centre development will be available to download from 1 July 2015.



Project Manager:

Yolandi Schoeman






Contact Number:

 +27 (0) 12 809 1721

 +27 (0) 82 562 3621



Environmental Authorization May 2016








Prior Basic Assessment Process documentation for Ermelo Extension 39 and 40 submitted to MDALA in 2009







Final Environmental Authorisation Amendment Documentation August 2015