Client: AECOM SA for Stellenbosch Municipality
Proposed Rehabilitation of the Distillery Road Bridge, Stellenbosch
The Stellenbosch Municipality is proposing to rehabilitate the failing Distillery Road Bridge over the Plankenbrug River in the Bosman's Crossing area of Stellenbosch. The project would entail the reconstruction and widening of the bridge deck and substructure. The proposed project triggers Listed Activity 19 (Listing Notice 1) related to excavation within a watercourse. SLR has thus been appointed to complete the required Basic Assessment process in order to apply for Environmental Authorisation. Due to the heritage importance of the bridge crossing, Section 34 and 35 application processes in terms of the National Heritage Resources Act are also being undertaken.
A draft Basic Assessment Report and heritage permit applications have been compiled and made available for a 30-day public and authority review and comment period from 13 November to 14 December 2020. For comments to be included in the final versions of the documents to be submitted for decision-making they must reach SLR by no later than 14 December 2020. The full documents are available for download below.