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Chartwell wetland report submitted

CHARTWELL - The final S24G Report to rectify damage in the Chartwell wetland has been submitted to the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and city council.

The report, conducted by Ixhaphozi Enviro Services, includes comments and questions raised during the public participation meeting.

Two hard copies and digital versions on CDs will be available from Chartwell Country Estates Association and one copy at the Zulu Nyala Country Manor.

The report follows the public participation meeting held by Ixhaphozi Enviro Services at the country manor in June to inform the Chartwell Estates community of the extent of the damage to the wetland and rectification measures, as reported in Public unites over wetland, week ending 5 July.

The public meeting showed the community’s willingness to work together to protect the wetland. It also showed that not only did the country manor’s activities in the wetland have a negative impact, but so did most of the residents’ activities.

The S24G application concerns the construction of infrastructure and the in filling of rubble in the watercourse. The application process was started after Piet-Louis Grundling and Lulu Pretorius of Ixaphozi Enviro Services were contacted by the country manor to assess the damage to the wetland.

The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development then issued the application to rectify the activity in the wetland.

At the public meeting, Grundling said the damage to the wetland could be rectified and recommended certain measures that could be taken, such as to delineate the wetland.

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