A REPORT ON A CULTURAL HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF A FILLING STATION AT THE CORNER OF OR TAMBO DRIVE AND TUIN STREET, RUSTENBURG, NORTH WEST PROVINCE
Archaetnos cc was requested by Hydro Science to conduct a cultural heritage impact assessment (HIA) for the proposed development of a filling station in Rustenburg. The site is located on the corner of the R104 (OR Tambo Drive) and Tuin Street. The erf number is 1038. This is in the Rustenburg Local Municipality, North West Province.
The project entails the establishment of a filling station and associated infrastructure..
The methodology for the study includes a survey of literature and a field survey. The latter was conducted according to generally accepted HIA practices and was aimed at locating all possible objects, sites and features of cultural significance in the area of the proposed development.
If required, the location/position of any site was determined by means of a Global Positioning System (GPS), while photographs were also taken where needed. The survey was undertaken by doing a physical survey via off-road vehicle and on foot, the survey covered as much as and covered as much as possible of the area to be studied. Certain factors, such as accessibility, density of vegetation, etc. may however influence the coverage.
All sites, objects, features and structures identified were documented according to the general minimum standards accepted by the archaeological profession. Co-ordinates of individual localities were determined by means of the Global Positioning System (GPS). The information was added to the description in order to facilitate the identification of each locality.
During the survey one building of cultural heritage significance was identified within the project area.
- The building has limited heritage significance, although it is in a good condition. It is not very unique and has been compromised by recent changes. However it does contain a few original characteristics of note. Information about the building should be included in the heritage register.
- The building may be demolished, but only after mitigation and approval by the heritage authority. Mitigation is subject to a permit application lodged with the relevant heritage
- Mitigation in this case will consist of photographic documentation as well as the recording of the original building plan.
- Certain heritage elements should be salvaged and stored at a salvage yard for reuse.