Members of the public are able to access the Special Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) report on Tanjung Aru Eco Development and share their feedback and recommendations up until 11 November, as part of the SEIA process, as reported in Borneo Post.
The report can be viewed online on the Environment Protection Department (EPD) website as well as various locations comprising EPD office, Kota Kinabalu City Hall, Sabah State Library, Sandakan Regional Library and Tawau Regional Library, where physical copies are made available.
"TAED is committed to adhering to all the processes and procedures of this SEIA. The SEIA report was submitted to the EPD on 15 September and we encourage the public to share constructive feedback on the project" said Peter Adam, Project Director, Savills Development / Project Management.
The public is welcome to submit their written comments by mail to the EPD office directly.
A public meeting was held in early August as part of the SEIA study to present the key findings of the SEIA by DHI Water and Environment (M) Sdn Bhd and Savills Project Management. Key local representatives and non-governmental organisations were seen present at the meeting where they participated in the constructive two-way session.
In the preliminary stages, TAED will be prioritising replanting and landscaping through its Vegetation Management Plan, and hiring urban wildlife wardens to address environmental considerations during the revitalisation of Tanjung Aru Beach and Prince Philip Park, among other measures.
The revitalization of the key attractions is to provide better public amenities and clean beachfront with safe water for Sabahans and its future generation to address old features and thus the underutilization of Prince Philip Park and also current beach pollution. With the improved infrastructure and facilities, TAED aims to provide greater social economic benefits with the added key attractions to the city of Kota Kinabalu and the state of Sabah.
TAED which places emphasis on community facilities, open space and landscaping, supported by many sustainable environmental features is a master-planned community that looks to offer scale and variety to become an internationally recognised destination with a difference to boost strong economic growth within the area and Sabah.
Peter Adam added: "Members of the public who are keen for more information about TAED, can also visit the TAED information centre located at Perdana Park, which provides an overview of the development and its features including new and enhanced community facilities free for all to continually enjoy Tanjung Aru Beach and Prince Philip Park.â€
The information centre is open Mondays to Saturdays, from 6.45pm to 8.45pm and is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.