The Hammarsdale Industrial Park will be a fully secured park, with 24/7 security access control at the main gate with armed response in the event it is needed.A 3km boundary wall, 2.0m in height, currently being constructed with an electrified fence split into zones for accurate security response. Patrols on a dedicated track following the boundary wall. CCTV cameras will be installed at the gate house and strategic positions on the internal road network for the benefit of all operators in the park.Strict controls for vehicle and pedestrian access will be instituted.
Access to the application sites are to be directly off Kelly Road. Kelly Road provides direct access to MR385 which in turns connects directly with the N3 national freeway. Kelly Road is a Class 4 road. A Traffic Impact Assessment undertaken notes that the negative impacts identified are minimal and are confined to Kelly Road and the Mthoko Mkhize Drive (P385) intersection, at the ultimate development, to include some minor upgrades to the intersection.
Ethekwini roads provisions are currently upgrading the MR385 and have future plans to upgrade this intersection as well. The Improvement of Kelly road extension will enhance local linkages between Mpumalanga and adjoining areas, including strengthening local connectivity, road linkages and access to public transport hubs, local community facilities, and employment opportunities.
The Hammarsdale Transfer Station has sufficient bulk solid waste disposal capacity to service the development. The municipality’s cleaning and solid waste removal department provides a refuse removal services in the area. The current normal domestic refuse collection services to the sites will continue.
The respective service departments from eThekwini Municipality are the responsible service providers for sewage disposal and water. The sewer reticulation from the development will tie into an existing HAMMARSDALE treatment works a short distance (500m) to the north of the sites. The municipality has confirmed that there is adequate capacity at the works.
storm water drainage
On site attenuation will be used to attenuate the post-development runoff to pre- development.
Where storm water is collected from the roadways and piped to the valleys attenuation chambers will be constructed. Erosion protection will be provided at all discharge points.