The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced details of an extended programme to assist 9 Coastal Local Authorities undertake and complete 16 development and repair projects on harbours and slipways owned by them.
This €1m package augments the €2.8m already approved by the Minister in March and means that in total 67 Local Authority developments will receive funding under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.
The Minister said” I am delighted to announce this additional €1m funding to assist Local Authorities in the repair and development of fishery and aquaculture linked marine harbours under their ownership.”
The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines 2017 Fishery harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75% the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.
The Minister went on to say“ Between 2011 and 2016 , in excess of €22.5m has been granted to Local Authorities for work undertaken on 437 projects under the Local Authority element of my Department’s capital programme. This, in conjunction with the €3.8m in total for 67 projects this year constitutes a significant investment in rural communities spread along Ireland’s’ coastline ensuring a broad geographic spread of economic and social benefits accruing from the programme.”
|Local Authority works 2017|
|Location||Works||Approved Grant Aid|
|New Quay||Replace Steps and repair slipway||€24,000|
|Lusitania Pier||Slipway repairs and refurbishment||€37,500|
|Ballydonegan Pier||Repair existing sea walls and steps, install railings and toerails||€11,250|
|Brown’s Island Pier||Repair existing damaged pier||€45,000|
|Glengad||Reconstruction of quay wall||€30,000|
|Port Inver||Reconstruction of pier head and provision of new steps and ladders||€27,000|
|Scailpnaloing Owey Island||Reconstruction of berting face and provision of new steps and railings||€45,000|
|Droim, Leitirmoir||Slipway and pier extension||€112,500|
|Céibh san Ard Thoir, Carna||Pier repairs and reinforcement||€75,000|
|Fenit Pier 2||Structural repairs, including grouting, stabilisation works and strengthening of junction between viaduct and Fenit Harbour||€60,000|
|Killerduff Pier||Repairs to harbour deck/slipway and breakwater wall, safety works||€75,000|
|Kilcummin Harbour||Construct new section of breakwater wall||€67,500|
|Rathlackan Pier **||Repairs to harbour deck/slipway and breakwater wall, safety works, lighting improvements, replacement of winch||€112,500|
|Boatstrand North Pier||Structural over-slabbing to North Face of pier||€112,500|
|Courtown Harbour 2||Basin dredging works||€112,500|
|Wicklow Port, Packet Pier||Proving and drainage works||€112,500|
|Total Grant aid approved