Four areas have been specifically identified for major investment in public infrastructure at Cherrywood, Woodbrook/Shanganagh, Kilternan/Glenamuck and Clay Farm. The works being funded will be new road and bridge developments and upgrades, relocation of major ESB lines, junction upgrades. In addition to this it also funds infrastructure development to access the proposed new DART station at Woodbrook/Shanganagh, which was also announced by the National Transportation Authority today.
This investment will help provide vital infrastructural developments in our County which will allow dlr to deliver on it’s housing targets and promote the development of new communities. The source of these funds is from the Exchequer scheme Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF), which is part of the Rebuilding Ireland programme
At the launch of the announcement Minister Coveney referred to the commitment of Local Authorities in tackling the housing provision issue in the country;
“The response from Local Authorities has been impressive both in terms of dynamic and innovative proposals, and the willingness to put their own resources to work to play their part in solving the housing crisis. Together with other complementary and targeted measures under Rebuilding Ireland, the delivery of housing in the next four years will have an extremely positive impact on the availability of housing in the short to medium term. In addition to stimulating supply in an overall sense, it will also encourage a strong mix of private, rental and social housing delivery at appropriate locations and create new and attractive communities to live in at affordable prices and rents.”
Speaking about the investment Chief Executive of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Philomena Poole stated
”I am delighted with the announcement today that our County will be able to avail of €40 million worth of funding for critical infrastructure development. This large investment in public infrastructure in our County is a clear vote of confidence in our County Development Plan 2016 – 2022 and Cherrywood Planning Scheme, this demonstrates a belief in our County Councils ability to achieve its targets for Housing delivery and also to facilitate the provision of infrastructure for future developments.”
An Cathaoirleach of dlr, Cllr Cormac Devlin said
“I welcome this €40 million investment in public infrastructure in dlr by the Department of Housing. This funding will assist our Council in staying on track with meeting our housing delivery targets. In addition it will provide much needed funding for key pieces of infrastructure that will assist the future development of housing and public infrastructure in our County. A prime example of this is the funding of infrastructure to access the proposed new DART station at Woodbrook/Shanganagh.”