Monday, 19 December 2011

Grangegorman



It was hugely disappointing that the Government failed to include any capital spending for the Grangegorman Development in their 2012-2016 Capital programme. The capital required is only €80million and it would have led to the redevelopment of the 70 acre campus, 1000s of jobs and a worldclass Education, Health and Community Facilities. As it is the DIT currently spend €3m a year on rent for buildings around the city, this money should be saved and can be saved if the Government commit to free-up even a small amount of capital to facilitate DITs transfer to the campus. It is estimated that even as small an amount as €20million can get the project back on track. At the December meeting of the Central Area Committee I put forward the following motion that "The elected members of the Central Area Committee call on the Government to re-confirm its commitment to the Grangegorman Development and to make available funds to ensure Phase 1 of the campus is completed by 2016."


Mary.