All residents are invited to attend the public meetings that will be held around Kouga this week regarding the proposed construction of a nuclear power station at Thyspunt.
The dates of the meetings are:
19 October 2015. 18:00 – 20:00 Oyster Bay. Oyster Bay Hall.
20 October 2015. 18:00 – 20:00 St Francis Bay. St Francis Links
21 October 2015. 18:00 – 20:00 Sea Vista. Sea Vista Hall
22 October 2015. 18:00 – 20:00 JBay. Newton Hall
23 October 2015. 18:00 – 20:00 Humansdorp. Old Golf Club
The biggest concerns about Thyspunt are the lack of readiness of the Kouga Municipality from an infrastructural perspective, and the lack of planning for a major influx of people into the area.
The town planning Impact Study does not seem to assess the potential impacts at all, which is alarming, as there is a huge infrastructure backlog in Kouga already.
Tourism will be impacted negatively should Thyspunt go ahead, according to the Impact Studies and with tourism being a main economic driver and job creator in the region, it will be in the interests of the tourism industry to attend the meetings.
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