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South Dublin County Council Agree Innovative 1000 Home Joint Venture Initiative to Stimulate Housing Supply

Following a detailed master planning and competitive tender process, South Dublin County Council has now agreed on the joint venture development of 975 homes on 72 acres of council lands at Kilcarbery in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
 
The mixed tenure development which will include 294 social housing units (30% of the development) is the first of its kind envisaged as part of the major urban sites initiative under “Rebuilding Ireland”.
 
Prior to tender, the Council invested over six months and €500,000 on detailed advance studies including site investigations, archaeological investigations, ecology and environmental impact studies and traffic impact analysis.

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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross gets Government sign-off on N6 Galway City Ring Road (GCRR)

Minister Shane Ross, Galway County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have welcomed the Government decision to approve the advancement of Galway City Ring Road Scheme to the statutory planning process.  Galway County Council will now submit the Environmental Impact Assessment Report, the Natura Impact Statement, Motorway Scheme Order and Protected Road Scheme Order for the scheme to An Bord Pleanála.

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Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government announces preferred tenderer for Social Housing PPP bundle 1 project

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government  today (2 October, 2018) is pleased to confirm that Comhar has been selected as preferred tenderer for the Social Housing PPP Programme Bundle 1 project.  The consortium is comprised of Macquarie Corporate Holdings PTY ltd as equity provider, Sisk as Construction Contractor, Choice Housing as Facility Managers and Oaklee Housing (AHB) as tenancy management service provider.

The project is the first bundle of the Social Housing PPP Programme, which is proposed to deliver 1,500 additional Social Housing Units, through an availability-based PPP model. This bundle comprises 534 social housing homes across six sites in the greater Dublin region. Two of the sites are located in the Dublin City Council (DCC) area, with DCC also acting as the lead local authority for the project. There is one site in each of the County Council areas of South Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow, and Louth.

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Mayor turns sod on 63 Rapid Build Social Housing Units in St. Cuthbert’s Park, Clondalkin.

Mayor of SDCC Cllr Mark Ward at the turning of the sod at the Sisk development site at St. Cuthbert’s Park, Clondalkin. Also in attendance is SDCC Chief Executive Daniel McLoughlin, Cllr Emer Higgins, Cllr Kenneth Egan, Colm Ward, Director of Services, SDCC, Patrick de Roe, Senior Architect, SDCC, & Sisk building contractors. Photo: Ben Ryan.

Development includes two storey terraced, semidetached and detached houses.
 
The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Mark Ward, turned the sod on the 63 social housing units on undeveloped lands located at St Cuthbert’s Park, Lealand Road, Deansrath, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 this week. The development will consist of 45 three bedroom / four-person units and 18 three bedroom / five-person houses.  All units are designed to hold a minimum Building Energy Rating (BER) energy performance of A3.

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Minister Ross announces additional Funding for New Safety Measures for Cyclists

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. today confirmed an additional €400,000 of funding  is being made available to Dublin City Council for investment in cycling safety infrastructure.

Speaking at today’s announcement Minister Ross commented –

“I want to encourage more people to cycle and I realise that safety is a concern to many, so I am continuing to invest in safety measures for cyclists. This €400,000 will improve safety for cyclists at 40 key junctions across Dublin City Centre and is a great example of my Department and the National Transport Authority working with local authorities to improve cycling and walking infrastructure generally.”

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