“Our commitment to Climate Change Action is reinforced with significant funding set aside for active travel infrastructure to enable walking and cycling throughout the County, as well as completing the conversion of public lighting to LED and the provision of electric vehicle charging points. I am also delighted to see continued vital investment in our wonderful parks, which are playing a key role for our health and well-being as we deal with the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Chief Executive AnnMarie Farrelly said: “This is an ambitious investment programme across all areas of the County. Despite the challenges that have been brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Fingal County Council is committed to fulfilling or mission to be a great place to live, work, visit and do business.
“Given the growing nature of our County, there are always competing demands and I firmly believe the Capital Programme sets out a strategic and balanced approach to delivering infrastructure to meet the needs of all our communities and stakeholders.”
Under the Capital Programme 2021-2023, a further €20m has been set aside for the delivery of the Swords Cultural Quarter, with €2.5m allocated for 2021. Some €5.8m has been set aside under Libraries in 2021 with €2.5m earmarked for the refurbishment of Skerries Library next year as part of an overall expenditure of €5.7m over the course of the three-year programme.
The Community, Culture and Sports Departments have been allocated a total of €13.7m over the course of three years, with an expenditure of €2.7m set aside for next year which will see continued investment in Community Centre upgrades and the Rush Multi-Purpose facility.
Significant investment in road transportation projects will also continue with €8m set aside for the Snugborough Road Interchange in both 2021 and 2022 as part of an overall capital expenditure of €17m on the project. Investment in developing recreational hubs including River Valley Park all-weather pitch and Porterstown Park has also been set aside.
Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Department will account for €73.95m over the period 2021-2023 with €19m being spent on projects in 2020 such as Our Balbriggan and development works at Newbridge House, Malahide Castle and Ardgillan Castle.
The Operations Department has been allocated €40m over the course of the 2021-23 programme which will see continued investment in the LED Public Lighting Improvement Programme, playground upgrades, electric charging points and public toilet refurbishment at various locations, as well as development of parklands and recreational areas across the County.
The presentation of the 2020-2022 Capital Programme to councillors can be viewed at www.fingal.ie/council-meetings A copy of the 2020-2022 Capital Programme can be viewed at https://www.fingal.ie/council/service/capital-programme