I welcomed the work done to date and the Minister's approval for the development of a strategic development zone in the docklands.
Recent socio economic mapping of the area shows significant levels of economic disparity. As City Councillors we need to work towards social and economic regeneration in a balanced and inclusive way. We must ensure that the SDZ is not just another planning document gathering dust on a shelf. I have repeatedly raised the issue of social housing and community facilities at the Central Area Committee and as Chair of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee I have tasked Dublin City Council to address these issues.
I see the SDZ as a real opportunity to properly address these issues and I will work to make the SDZ deliver some real progress. Mary