Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (93)

Barry Cowen


93. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if consideration has been given to updating the format of the capital tracker to mark projects as delayed; the date in which construction is planned to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39612/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Investment Projects and Programmes Tracker is currently being revised and updated. The Tracker provides a composite update on the progress of all major investments that make up Project Ireland 2040. It focuses mainly on projects with estimated costs greater than €20 million. The updated version of the tracker will be published in autumn 2019.

The updated tracker will contain information on the current status of projects and also columns detailing expected project construction commencement and completion dates. It will contain more granular information on delivery scheduling including milestones for key stages in the project lifecycle.

The updated version of the tracker will also include dashboards and other information to aid interpretation of the data. As such the tracker will be a key tool in overseeing the progress of Project Ireland 2040, will aid industry by communicating opportunities for investment, and will provide an important communications channel for all citizens in relation to Project Ireland 2040 investments taking place throughout the country.

A further innovation in 2019 was the development of MyProjectIreland, a new citizen-focussed interactive map which allows the user to navigate public investment projects across the country and to find out what is happening in their local area in an accessible way. The MyProjectIreland map includes information on expected completion dates and status of projects.