Pipeline gets go-ahead Print
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Wednesday, 21 May 2008 02:00
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The refined petroleum products pipeline from Kendal to Waltloo has received the goahead. The Gauteng Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment (GDACE) has granted a positive Record of Decisions (RoD) for this project.

The pipeline’s route through our area, west of Bronkhorstspruit, is as follows: It joins the N4 highway at the Ekandustria off-ramp, crossing under the highway. West of this point the pipeline will be aligned along and to the north of the N4 up to the Valtaki off-ramp. From this off-ramp, the route will turn north to run parallel to Route 104, the old Pretoria/Bronkhorstspruit Road, for about 5 km until it is routed back to the northern side of the N4 at the Excel Rose filling station. The pipeline will run along the northern side of the N4 until the point where the Bon Accord- Sentrarand railway line crosses the freeway.

West of the railway line the pipeline will follow the alignment of Route 104 on the southern side of the road reserve up to the industrial township of Waltloo where it turns first northwards and then westwards to the existing pump station, which is located on Petroleum Street in Waltloo.

Transnet Pipelines has subcontracted Transnet Properties to negotiate the six metre wide permanent servitude with each of the affected landowners. The establishment of a 20 to 30 metre wide temporary construction servitude will also be negotiated with the affected landowners.

The pipeline will be buried a minimum of one metre, depending on the topography, and will consist of 400 mm carbon steel piping. Should you wish to appeal GDACE’s decision, you can direct your appeal to K Mosunkutu, MEC of the Gauteng Provincial Government, before 8 June. Appeals can be submitted via fax: 011-333-0620