Adamstown and Clonburris benefit from €186m funding

Adamstown and Clonburris benefit from €186m funding

MORE than €186 million in funding has been approved for ‘urban regeneration and development’ projects in South Dublin County.

The Government announced a €430m funding package for eight Dublin regeneration projects under its Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF), with the largest allocation of €176.6m approved for the new town of Clonburris.

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According to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) is “one of the most strategically important land banks in the State”, that will act as a “catalyst” for the wider regeneration and development.

The funding approved is for supplementary strategic infrastructure and will include, new link roads, utility corridors, bridges, pumping stations, public parks regional attenuation ponds and community centres.

Clonburris will house around 21,000 people when complete.

As part of the announcement, €9.7m has also been delivered for the Adamstown SDZ.

This strategic infrastructure funding will facilitate the development of the Adamstown town centre aspect of the SDZ lands and “the continued roll-out of suitably located and scaled housing”.

The strategic town centre infrastructure includes, Central Boulevard Park, construction of a civic/library building fronting onto the district/town centre plaza/square.

The announcement is the second bout of funding under the URDF for South Dublin County Council, with €32.01m approved in  ‘Call 1’.

In welcoming the announcement, Mayor Ed O’Brien said: “The Government’s announcement to allocate South Dublin County Council with over €186m of URDF funding to support the delivery of over 9,000 new homes is hugely welcomed. This funding will have a transformational impact on west Dublin and will support the delivery of new communities at Adamstown and Clonburris.

“This funding will help us to build new public parks, community facilities, streets and utilities all of which are needed to create new sustainable communities.

“This infrastructure will unlock the delivery of much needed new affordable, social and private homes over the next 10 years. These projects in Clonburris and Adamstown SDZs will act as a regional economic driver, they will support employment, job creation and financial investment in west Dublin. This funding brings a bright future to South Dublin County Council.”

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