Notice is hereby given of Bitou Municipality’s Draft Operational Plan for the Management of the Central Beach Public Launch Site. The National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008 (Act No. 24 of 2008) and the associated Management of Public Launch Sites in the Coastal Zone Regulations GN. R497, 27 June 2014 are applicable to the listing and management of Public Launch Sites within South Africa.
The Central Beach Public Launch Site (previously referred to as the Plettenberg Bay Ski Boat Club) was listed by MEC: Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, as an official Public Launch Site and Bitou Municipality identified as the responsible Management Body, in the Provincial Gazette 7410, Provincial Notice 193/2015, on 26 June 2015.
The Public Launch Site Regulations 2(2) specifies that a Public Launch Site is to be managed in terms of an Operational Plan which must:
(a) Determine the maximum daily, monthly or annual limit for the number of vehicles used to launch a vessel or vessels from each public launch site;
(b) Determine the type or class of vessel which may be launched from a particular public launch site;
(c) Impose any prohibitions or conditions relating to the use or management of a public launch site in general or, for any specific launch site; or
(d) Regulate any other activity relating to the management of a public launch site.
This document will serve as the Operational Plan required in terms of Section 2(2) of the Public Launch Site Regulations (2014). The Draft Operational Plan for the Management of Central Beach Public Launch Site can be accessed on the Municipal website at www.bitou.gov.za/central-beach-public-launch-site
Inputs, comments, or objections, with reasons therefore, may be lodged in writing with the Environmental Management Officer, Ms. Anjé Taljaard, at email@example.com, or be hand-delivered at Office 50, second floor, Melville’s Corner, 3 Kloof Street, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, within 30 days of this notice. Enquiries may also be directed to Ms. Taljaard at the above email address or 044 501 3318.
Mr. Mbulelo Memani
Bitou Local Municipality