Cape airport awaits runway approval
CONSTRUCTION of a proposed runway realignment and infrastructure at Cape Town International Airport could begin in mid-2018 if all approvals are received.
The department of environmental affairs has notified the airport that it has authorised the proposed work following an independent environmental impact assessment, including submissions from other interested and affected parties.
The authorisation includes extensions to and realignment of the runway as well as associated infrastructure such as aircraft parking stands and taxiways.
The environmental impact assessment took nearly four years and included extensive public consultation.
The independent environmental consultants, SRK Consulting, are now required to inform all interested and affected parties within 12 days of the department’s decision and will also broadly advertise the environmental authorisation.