Community Alerts/Andries Mocheko/Limpopo-Lephalale/22/04/18
Limpopo Provincial Government acknowledged the importance of Coal Resources as the key driven in developing the mining industrial and power supply potential of the area. Subsequently, as a priority area to facilitate and encourage economic growth of the region and the entire Limpopo province.
The number of existing and planned development in Lephalale to support the developments potential had never before been realised in South Africa an such scale and in such a short timeframe. In addition, Service backlogs still existing in certain previously disadvantaged areas which faced high poverty levels and unemployment.
Aurecon, in partnership with BE Consult and Nabila Mining Resources, was appointed to prepare a comprehensive bulk infrastructure investment plan, and a institutional development plan, and and funding application for the development requirements by Lephalale Local Municipality. Aurecon and its partners developed the Lephalale Investment Document in which key bulk infrastructure projects, linked to the development of Integrated, Sustainable human Settlement, where identified and prioritised. These key project including the development of water, sanitation, roads and electricity infrastructure. Aurecon is providing providing project management Support Services for the implementation of three(3) of these key project- the design and Construction of bulk water pipelines, the main sewer outfall line and two phased electricity supply infrastructure.
One completed, the Sustainable human Settlement developed in Lephalale will be a real reflection of Aurecon and its partners commitment to the principles of Sustainable development – meeting the needs of present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need and recognising the need to balance economic growth with Social Development and the protection of the environment.
The project won the provincial Best Priority Project of the year category at the Govan Mbeki Human Settlements awards, hosted by the Limpopo Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional affairs for the project in September 2012. By Andries Mocheko