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Stormwater Management Key for Urban Development

With the ever increasing densification of urban areas, the call been for more comprehensive `Stormwater Management Plans by the various Local Authorities, and in an effort to mitigate against the aggressive rate at which stormwater is discharging into watercourses as a result of this, increase in impervious cover.
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Environmental Sustainability Vital for Development Success

SiVEST Environmental teams in Johannesburg and Durban continue to play key roles in development application approvals and construction processes.
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Property Development Rights

It has been commonly accepted that South Africa has over the past few years experienced an unprecedented boom in property values. The buoyancy of the market has led to many investors and end users gaining confidence in property as a sound investment.
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THE NEW KWAZULU-NATAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BILL

The Department of Governemnt and Traditional Affairs, in association witha team of legal experts, tabled the KwaZulu-Natal Planning and Development Bill.
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Sivest Online Brochre and Awards

2010 Annual PMR Africa Construction Business Leaders and Achievers Award ? Recipient of ?Excellent 2nd runner up National Survey on Consulting Engineers Award?
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SiVEST News

Environmental Sustainability Vital for Development Success

"Developers are required to ensure that the environmental opportunities and constraints of a chosen site are considered, thus informing the proposed development footprint and top structure."  says Environmental Director, Jenny Barnard.  A detailed wetland delineation and functional assessment study to inform the layout at the earliest feasibility stage is essential.  This enables the Environmental Impact Analysis and Town Planning Approval process to proceed timeously.  Most importantly, this also under-pins the development Feasibility Study.  

SiVEST has incorporated the ISO 14000 environmental policies and procedures into Environmental Management Plans for project implementation, thus assisting Contractors compliance on construction sites.

Some current and completed commissions by SiVEST include the Hawaan Forest, Sibaya Casino, Umhlanga Forest Estate, ILala Ridge and Izinga Ridge North of Durban, and Newmarket Racecourse, Ngala Lodge and Heartland Properties development programme in Gauteng.

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