Environmental Planning Services

Lidwala provides environmental planning and management services that are in accordance with the integrated environmental management procedures and the environmental impact assessment regulations.

Lidwala’s EPS team have an impressive track-record from a wide range of projects. The team’s approach builds on individual experience in conducting Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and preparing Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) that comply with the relevant country’s legislative requirements. Each member of the EPS team has a field of speciality that contributes to the team’s versatility, cost effective project approach and compilation of proposals. These fields of speciality include vegetation, ecology, wetlands, Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA), Visual Impact Assessment (VIA), Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and Public Participation.


  • Environmental reporting and authorisation
  • Environmental management services and systems, monitoring and control
  • Strategic environmental planning
  • Biophysical analyses, vegetation studies, rehabilitation and herbicide application
  • Environmental training and social development
  • Spatial development and planning services
  • Mining-related environmental work such as closure planning
  • Mining environmental management programme reports (EMPR’s)
  • Social and Labour plans (SLP)
  • Prospecting and mining applications
  • Environmental compliance monitoring

Key Projects:

  • N11 Route: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • BRC Diamondcore: Environmental Management System
  • Tutuka Power Station: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Sishen Iron Ore Mine: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Hendrina Power Station: Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Kalbasfontein Expansion Project
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for the new Weskusfleur Substation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed 500mw Solar Park
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for the development of new universities in Mpumalanga
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for CEF Solar Park in Prieska
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for Busbar reconfiguration, Koeberg 400 kV
  • Environmental Impact Assessment and Waste Licence Application for the extension of the Ash dams at Hendrina Power station