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Discussion on Proposed N2 Wild Coast Toll.
With specific reference to the Joyner rd Toll.
        AGENDA - N2 WILD COAST TOLL MEETING
        2pm – 4.30pm SAB Admin Boardroom 13/11/02


•   Welcome and Introductions. (10 min) - GF
•   Detailed Map of the Upper South Coast Toll Plaza’s and alternate
    routes. (15 min) – Developers/PS
•   Expected Costing’s and Concessions. (15 min) – Developers/PS
•   Concerns by relevant business parties.
     – SAB. (15 min) - GF
     – Toyota. (15 min) - RW
     – Sappi. (15 min) - MH
     – Unilever/Robertsons. (15 min) - WW
•   Response by developers and consultants. (30 min) – Developers/PS
•   The way forward. (20 min) - All
•   Close and drinks in pub @ 4.30pm - All
  N2 North

                           Prospecton Rd
              Rob    TSA
SAB   Toll                   Joyner Rd
              TSA     P
Rob                   R
                      I
                      M
      T   T           E

                      R
                      E      Dickens Rd
                      S
                      I
                      D
                      E
                      N
                      T    Moss Kolnik Rd
      T   T           I
                      A
                      L


      T   T                  Adams Rd
                    Toti
                    CBD

      Sappi
      PROS RE THE N2 WILD COAST TOLL ROAD

•      It will provide much needed employment in the area
•      It will boost business along the EC section of the road with erection of
       Fuelling stations etc.
•      It will provide a safe and cost beneficial transport route for business to
       distribute their goods to the Eastern Cape. Surely this is where the cost vs
       benefit lies and this is where the substantial percentage of the funding for the
       Toll road should come from ?
•      It will encourage tourism down the South Coast – one of the most scenic
       stretches of coastline in the country.
•      It will allow for a reliable safe alternative of Transport should the Durban
       harbour not be able to cope with demand, then business could use road to
       PE or Cape Town harbours.
•      It will alleviate the strain on the rail system for transport of raw materials
       such as coal and timber to big industry.




    At the onset I must start by saying we agree totally will tolling of new roads, it makes
     socio – economic and environmental sense, however tolling of existing roads in our
                                     view is preposterous.
    CONS RE THE KZN LEGS OF THE N2 WILD
              COAST TOLL ROAD

•   We have over 240 heavy-duty reticulated vehicles going in and out of Joyner
    road every single day. This will cost us over R750000/annum – for absolutely
    no benefit as the current N2 is perfect.
•   Over 50% of the staff that work at SAB Prospecton live South of this toll road,
    this will have financial implications on them as they will have to pay for a
    road they already travel on and is currently perfectly suitable. There is
    absolutely no benefit for them either.
•   Their alternative route is the R102, which is already very congested and
    would become extremely over congested, dangerous and time consuming for
    these employees
•   Their properties will be substantially devalued as a result of the South
    Durban area becoming less desirable than it already is, especially those
    properties along the R102 as this will become a congested highway and
    significantly spoil the current appeal of this section of Amanzimtoti.




    We are all for the Eastern Cape Toll road as there are benefits to everybody.
       We just cannot accept the Joyner road as a feasible Toll plaza point.
    CONS RE THE KZN LEGS OF THE N2 WILD COAST
                     TOLL ROAD

•   The current taxi fees are already high and will only go up if Taxi operators use the Toll
    road. We subsidise our staff to get to and from work, this will again be at a cost to SAB at
    no benefit.
•   The value of our business premises as well as those of other big and small business in
    the area will decline, as the area will be less desirable to manufacturers and Distributors
    than other areas that are not affected by tolls outside their front door.
•   Our raw material suppliers will have to incur costs to get product to us from the harbour
    and Durban. Costs that will inevitably be passed on to us.
•   An alternative route will pass outside our main gate, which as has already been discussed
    will be immensely over congested. This will severely affect our Distribution vehicles
    getting in and out of the depot; it already is a problem with trucks parked back up to 500m
    from the main gate at times, so I cant imagine how it would work. We pride ourselves on
    having amongst the best distribution service in the beverage industry and cannot
    compromise on these standards having trucks being delayed at gate our whilst waiting to
    get on to the N2.
•   The already high noise and air pollution levels will only get worse, affecting the working
    environment for our employees as well as the value of the properties of those employees
    who live South of Joyner road.
•   The South Durban Basin is allready clouded by negatives such as pollution, poor town
    planning and an absurd railway travelling along the coastline, these all add to making it a
    non preferred place to live and invest. A Toll road will only make this worse.
                      SOME SUGGESTIONS

•   Leave the Park Rynnie Toll plaza and put a “self funding” one up at Port
    Edward as this is where public and business will see the benefit and be
    prepared to pay to use a new stretch of road there.
•   Offer residents, big business and taxi operators in and around the area,
    significant concessions to make it benefitial for them to use the toll road and
    also implement a system to discourage the use of the R102 as an alternative.
•   Build and erect an entirely new toll road, linking up to the Marianhill toll plaza
    to a Park Rynnie plaza. This will offer business in the Northern Province a
    cost effective route down the coastline to EC and WC – This will aslo
    encourage significant development in KZN along this new route and help
    subsidise future toll roads down to the EC.
•   In summary we want to see a better road linking KZN and EC, however we do
    not agree that by tolling an existing road of >25 years and making the
    residents and business in these areas subsidise the EC section is once again
    preposterous.
                                     Thank You




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