County set to benefit from a €193 million investment

by Rebecca Ryan

The county is set to benefit from an investment of €193 million in 2020, as elected Members for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council voted to adopt Budget 2020.

It provides the expenditure on service provision, an increase of almost €10 million on 2019.

The budget provision focuses on the maintenance and enhancement of existing service delivery levels, with provisions for housing maintenance and adaptation grants, €3.85 million for homeless services.

Further provision will be made for business and economic supports, attain best practice in climate action policies, enhance the public realm and develop our communities.

Speaking of the adoption of the Budget 2020, An Cathaoirleach Cllr Shay Brennan said: “This Budget will enable the Council to drive initiatives that will be of significant benefit to the people of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.

“The provision of a rate increase, while a challenge for businesses, is necessary to balance the budget and will be countered by grants schemes, Village Renewal projects, footfall initiatives and public realm schemes.

“The Council takes its responsibilities as a leader in climate action very seriously and I am delighted to see a number of initiatives in this area, especially the appointment of a dedicated Climate Action Officer.”

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