€770m for future development of the county

by Rebecca Ryan
Minister Josepha Madigan at the current Stillorgan Library

At last week’s council meeting, the council (DLRCC) proposed a €770m investment into the community.

The Three-Year Programme will run from 2019-2021 and will be of strategic importance to the county’s social and economic sectors.

€400m of the funds will be incurred between the three years. DLRCC said: “This will shape the development of the county, creating the right environment for economic renewal, jobs growth and promoting a quality of life for all.”

Some of the developments from the programme will include significant allocation for housing provision in the county, including, development of the Shanaganagh Housing Proposal, Allocation for the Glenamuck District and environs works programme, the Sandyford Urban Framework Plan, a new library for Stillorgan and development of the Dun Laoghaire Baths.

Development of phase two of Fernhill Park and Gardens, Stillorgan Village Movement Framework Plan, Development of Phase 2 of the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus, repairs to the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire, refurbishment of grass sports pitches across the county, and further investments in pedestrian and cycle schemes will also benefit.

Local TD and Minister Josepha Madigan was particularly happy about the investment for the Stillorgan library saying: “I am pleased to see progress on a new library for Stillorgan.

“Last year I secured a government commitment to provide €1.5m under the Library Capital Investment Programme for a new building and new facilities for Stillorgan Library.”

She also added that she is looking forward to the development of the Samuel Beckett Civic Campus in Ballyogan which will include a swimming pool and a sports hall complex.

When talking to local councillor Lettie MC Carthy she told Dublin Gazette: “I am delighted to see so many projects in the Glencullen/Sandyford Ward progress.

“Construction [for The Samuel Beckett Civic Campus] starting later this year will be a great boost for people and will be appreciated by all, including the 1000’s of new families to this area.”

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