Thursday, 24 September 2020

Questions (117)

Chris Andrews

Question:

117. Deputy Chris Andrews asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if funding will be provided for the modernisation and regeneration of a flat complex (details supplied) to bring it up to the highest level of energy efficiency possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26193/20]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The regular management and maintenance of local authority housing stock, is a matter for each relevant local authority, and it is open to each authority to address maintenance or improvements to their housing stock from within their own resources. However, my Department also supports local authorities to improve their social housing stock through a range of programmes energy retrofitting, regeneration and refurbishment works to vacant properties in order to return these to productive use as quickly as possible.

In all cases, the identification of properties for inclusion in any such programmes, is a matter for the local authority. I understand that Dublin City Council has completed an audit of its apartment complexes and it will be a matter for the Council, in the first instance, to consider actions arising from that.