The proposed Dundrum South Dublin Athletics Club sport campus in the St Thomas estate on the Tibradden Road has been approved by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
During the monthly council meeting, a member of the DLR Management Team announced the approval of the development which was filed under the Part Eight Scheme in April.
“I was delighted that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council approved the Part Eight Scheme for the construction of the Community Multisport Campus at St Thomas’,” says Green Party TD Catherine Martin.
“This is something that will be of huge benefit to the local community, and I commend the club for having the vision to aim for such a high quality, multi-purpose facility.
“After years of supporting this project both in my time as a Councillor for Dundrum and in my current role as a TD for Dublin Rathdown, I am glad to see it finally come to fruition.”
Fianna Fail councillor Donal Smith also voiced his support saying that “as someone with three children who have ran in DSD and as someone with a wife who has coached in DSD, I’ve seen first-hand the marvellous work this club does.”
Chairman of DSDAC, Declan Ryan, said he is delighted with progress to date.
“It is very encouraging to see how the hours of work between us and the council’s staff have paid off.
“We are obviously very grateful to so many councillors for their interest and support throughout this process. This Multisport Campus will be a fantastic facility for the people of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown,” he said.
The approved design on the Tibradden Road includes a 400m external running track with associated field athletics facilities (long jump, hammer, shotput, javelin), an 80 metre indoor six-lane sprint track, a 700 sqm multipurpose sport hall and a 600 sqm gymnastics centre.