Client: South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (SANRAL)
Upgrade of the N1 Section 4 from Monument River (km 46.0) to Doornfontein (km 63.0) and Development of Borrow Pits and a Quarry
SANRAL holds an Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the upgrading of a 17 km stretch of the N1 Section 4 between Monument River (km 46.00) and Doornfontein (km 63.00). SANRAL is now applying to amend the EA to allow for the construction of a dual carriageway in stead of the approved 2+1 lane configuration. It is proposed to develop 8 borrow pits and one hard rock quarry to source road-building material in the area.
SLR has been appointed by Zutari (Pty) Ltd, on behalf of SANRAL to undertake the required EA Amendment Application process and Basic Assessment process for the development of the borrow pits and quarry. The EA Amendment application has been submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and the application for the borrow pits and quarry has been submitted to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.
On 17 June 2022 (notification received on 20 June 2022), DFFE issued an Amended EA to SANRAL. The Amended EA allows SANRAL to upgrade 17 km of the N1 Section 4 to a dual carriageway, as applied for. The issuing of the decision is followed by a legislated appeal period in terms of the National Appeal Regulations, 2014 (as amended). A full copy of the Amended EA and information on the appeal process are included in the below notification letter. For information purposes, the final EA Amendment Report is still available for download below.
The draft Basic Assessment Report for borrow pit development has been updated to a final version, taking into consideration the comments received on the draft report. The final Basic Assessment Report has been submitted to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for decision-making. For information purposes, the final Basic Assessment Report is available for download below. The decision is still awaited.