Fingal's harbours from Balbriggan to Loughshinny will benefit from funds

Published 03/12/2013 | 05:32

Balbriggan harbour

THE council's operations department will spend around €9 million of the Capital Programme for the next three years on a whole range of projects across the county.

Among some of the highlights of the programme will be €125,00 spent on the upgrade of Corballis Golf Course and €40,000 for the Quality Bus Corridor in Swords.

Some €200,000 also appears in the Capital Programme to fund a coastal erosion study on the back of problems at The Burrow in Portranne where some 12 feet of coastline was washed into the sea in heavy rainfall.

All of north Fingal's major harbours have had some funding allocated to them in the Capital Programme. Balbriggan Harbour has had some €350,000 allocated to its refurbishment in the project, and Skerries Harbour will see some €275,000 spent on its upgrade if the ambitions of the plan are fully realised. Smaller amounts of €25,000 each, to Loughshinny and Rush harbours.

Playgrounds and multi-use games areas in Holywell, Brackenstown and Applewood all appear in the programme as does a plan for a reservoir park in Malahide, at a cost of €75,000.

Fingal Independent

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