Notice is hereby given that the Bitou Municipality (Department Community Services) has applied, in 2018, to the Department of Environmental Affairs: Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (EPIP) for funding for the years 2018/19–2020/21 MTEF. This application was successful and the following amounts were approved operational as well as capital projects:
In terms of the Capital projects, Makheta Development Consultants (Pty) Ltd were appointed by the Department of Environment Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to serve as Principle Agent to oversee the project and construction management, inclusive of Design, execution and closeout of the Bitou Coastal Infrastructure upgrade project. Makhetha appointed CES (Pty) Ltd as The Independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner to undertake the assessment of the Environmental compliance Requirements relating to these projects. The report provides a baseline Environmental Assessment with respect to the proposed beach infrastructure upgrades within the Bitou Municipality. An Environmental Management Programme specifying how the works are to occur forms part of the report.
The scope of work covered the following
A Visual Assessment report was completed on 12 February 2020, followed by a scope report dated 28 February 2020.
In terms of the initial milestone schedule, the tender would have been awarded by early October 2020, with the contractor being on site by the end of October 2020. These dates might now move forward due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and delay in the processes.
The upgrading and landscaping of the Central beach carpark gardens is of high priority and we trust that we will be able to commence with this project prior to the season. We will keep the public informed as the project progresses.
For any enquiries, please contact the Superintendent: Beaches –Mr. J. Prins (044 533-3125) or Miss. A .Taljaard (Environmental Officer) at firstname.lastname@example.org.Last published 14 September 2020