29 March 2017

Investment Of Over €27million Funding For Strategic Local Infrastructure

Local TD and Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald TD said funding announced today will deliver 11,500 new homes to the area. 
The €27million in funding announced today for strategic infrastructure in Adamstown SDZ, Clonburris SDZ and Corkagh Grange/Kilcarberry represents Government’s commitment to increase access to public infrastructure and enable more housing developments.  An estimated 3000 houses will be built by 2021 across these three projects, with the potential for 11,500 houses to be built here in total in the long term. 
Fitzgerald said: “This funding will help deliver a strong mix of private, rental and social housing delivery at appropriate locations and create new and attractive local communities to live in at affordable prices and rents.
“Together with other complementary and targeted measures under the Government’s Action Plan for Housing, the delivery of this housing in the next four years will have an extremely positive impact on the availability of housing in the short to medium term. Through the work undertaken, we are now making progress in recalibrating a sector that has faced enormous challenges in recent years. We are also making progress in delivering housing for those who need it.
“Today’s announcement of the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation projects signals what can be achieved from a collaborative approach involving local authorities, public bodies and housing providers, working together to maximize the impact on housing development and delivery from the focussed use of available public funds.”
This new funding represents an effective use of targeted funding to achieve real results for ordinary citizens.  This funding will include the Celbridge Link Road, Airlie Park and Tandy’s Lane Park which is part of the Adamstown SDZ, surface water upgrade improvement works as part of Clonburris SDZ and access roads, pumping station and sewer works as part of Corkagh Grange/Kilcarberry. 
Fitzgerald said: “Through the projects announced today under LIHAF, together with the completion of our review of the Government’s Capital Plan and the development of a new National Planning Framework later this year, we will see further sustainable progress being made to address our housing needs and accelerate our economic and social recovery”.     
 “This is a great example of “joined-up Government” and has acted as the trigger to draw both public and private partners together to leverage much wider public and private sector investment."