Thursday, 7 March 2019

Questions (85)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

85. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when there will be public online access to the database, the Project Ireland 2040 investment projects and programmes tracker, maintained by his Department (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11325/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

My Department publishes a major capital projects tracker on the website of the Department, which sets out details of the key projects and programmes being implemented under the NDP. The tracker currently focuses on projects and programmes with a value of greater than €20 million.  Therefore, while it does not provide an exhaustive list of all capital expenditure, the list of projects serves to highlight the diverse range of infrastructural demands competing for the resources of the State.

The tracker which was last published in September 2018 can be found at the following URL:

 https://www.per.gov.ie/en/investment-projects-and-programmes-tracker/

It is currently possible to search the project tracker by a number of variables including location by county, by completion date and by Department responsible for project delivery. An updated version of the capital tracker will be published shortly. In addition, my Department is currently developing a mapping function for projects on the capital tracker in consultation with Ordnance Survey Ireland. This function will also be available shortly and will make it easier to locate projects being delivered in a particular location, which will be an important step in increasing public awareness of the projects being delivered under Project Ireland 2040 and the National Development Plan 2018-2027.  It will also give a greater overview to the construction and infrastructure sectors of the Government's investment commitments and future opportunities for these sectors.