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Gauteng encourages public participation in Gautrain environmental processes

Gauteng’s MEC for Economic Affairs, Paul Mashatile, has urged members of the public to participate in the two environmental processes currently underway as part of the Gautrain initiative. “Public participation is essential to ensure we develop a solution which meets the needs of the province and its residents,” Mashatile said in a statement today. The two processes currently underway...

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STATEMENT BY GAUTENG PREMIER MBHAZIMA SHILOWA ON THE GAUTRAIN RAPID RAIL LINK 16 February 2006 In my State of the Province address on Monday, I indicated that we have continued to make significant progress on Gautrain, which is one of the country’s single biggest infrastructure initiatives.  The project will make a major contribution to economic growth, job creation and other economic...

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The approach followed in planning for the removal of trees along the route of the Gautrain Rapid Rail link project is coloboration between the Gauteng Provincial Government and the City of Johannesburg (CoJ). Collaboration was facilitated by a meeting between the senior representatives of both the Johannesburg City Parks and the Gautrain Project Team. They looked at all possibilities in dealing...

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RoD on Southern Variants

VARIANT ALIGNMENTS APPROVED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITIES IN THREE SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE ROUTE GAUTRAIN RAPID RAIL LINK Monday, 21 August 2006: The Gauteng Department of Agriculture Conservation and Environment (GDACE) amended the Record of Decision (ROD) issued on 25 April 2004 (ROD) in respect of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link project and approved proposed variant alignments in three areas...

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Conditional approval of EMP

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN CONDITIONALLY APPROVED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITIES GAUTRAIN RAPID RAIL LINK Thursday, 24 August 2006: The Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment (GDACE) conditionally approved the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link on 18 August 2006. The EMP contains clearly defined actions that must take place during...

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