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Comment on the draft basic assessment for the redevelopment and upgrade of the weirs at Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei<span> <h2 class="sectHeading">About​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>The False Bay Nature Reserve is a site of international importance according to the <a href="" target="_blank">Ramsar Convention on Wetlands<i class="icon link-external"></i></a>. </p><p>Both Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei are managed by a system of penstock sluice gates to allow for the water level to be dropped to a minimum depth, which is known as the annual ‘drawdown’, usually at the end of the summer sailing season. The intention of the drawdown is to remove nutrient-rich water and sediment from the system, and to increase the capacity of the vleis prior to the winter rainfall season to reduce the risk of flooding of surrounding areas.</p><p>The current manually operated weirs limit the depth of water which can be drawn down. The weir walls, built in the 1950s, prevent the movement of marine and estuarine fish into and from the vleis.</p><h4>Benefits of the proposed modification</h4><ul><li>The proposed redevelopment and modification of the weirs will allow deeper and more flexible annual drawdowns of the Zeekoevlei and Rondevlei to facilitate sludge and reed clearing, and oxygenation of exposed sludge. </li><li>The new design will allow for a deeper drawdown level, which will assist significantly with the improvement of the water quality of the vleis. </li><li> The new Rondevlei weir will allow for raised ground water table in the southern portion of the nature reserve section.<br></li><li>It will allow for much more flexibility, and the movement of natural estuarine fish into the vleis.<br></li></ul><p>The City has appointed an independent Environmental Practitioner to undertake the necessary Environmental Impact Assessment related to the proposed redevelopment of the weir complex located in the False Bay Nature Reserve. </p><p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank"><i class="icon link-external"></i></a> to view the draft basic assessment. </p><h2 class="sectHeading">Public information day<br></h2><p>Attend the public information day for more information. <br></p> <span> <div class="mobile-scroll"><table style="width:460px;"><thead><tr><th style="width:128px;">Date</th><th style="width:134px;">Time</th><th>Venue<br></th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><td style="width:128px;">3 July 2024<br></td><td style="width:134px;">16:00 - 19:00</td><td>Zeekoevlei Yacht Club<br>Governors Walk <br>Zeekoevlei <br></td></tr></tbody></table> <br> </div>​​​</span><span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Comment period​​​​​​​<br></h2></span> <p>Submit your comments from <strong>26 June - 26 July 2024</strong>. </p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Submit your comment<br></h2></span> <p>Submit your comments via the following channels:</p><p> <strong>Online</strong><br><a href="" target="_blank">Register and comment online</a><i class="icon link-external"></i>. </p><p> <strong>Email</strong><br>Email your comments to <a href=""></a>. </p> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info remember">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Remember</h4><p> Make sure you include your name, contact details and the interest you have in this application in your email. </p></div></div></span> <p></p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Contact us<br></h2></span> <p>Visit <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for the relevant contact details.<br></p>GP0|#cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed;L0|#0cc1f7b28-f43b-45ab-a0f2-08b4fefef7ed|Issues open for public comment;GTSet|#a7cfb90d-44ad-4426-98ce-565f79932396;GPP|#79e6adda-2aa2-4523-bc29-296828216c9326 June - 26 July 2024 0





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