Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (545)

John Curran

Ceist:

545. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the requests for funding submitted by each local authority and the drawdown of funding to each authority under the LIHAF scheme to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41084/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

As a key initiative of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) is designed to fund the provision of public off-site infrastructure to relieve critical infrastructure blockages and enable housing developments to be built on key sites at scale.

Funding of €200 million was originally provided under LIHAF, of which €150 million is funded by the Exchequer and local authorities fund €50 million. 30 projects received final approval at a total cost of €195.71 million, of which €146.69 million will be funded by the Exchequer and local authorities will fund the balance.

The successful project cycle requires careful planning at the initial stage. The design, planning and procurement phases are not especially costly in terms of the scale of an overall project, with the bulk of expenditure arising during the construction phase. Thus far, most projects have been at the design and planning stages and this is reflected in the level of funding drawdowns to date. As the projects progress to construction, site activity and drawdowns will significantly escalate and it is expected that up to a third of the projects will be at construction phase by end 2018. Funding for LIHAF is ring-fenced within the overall housing budget and will be available for local authorities to draw down over the lifetime of the projects.

The following table details drawdown for 2017 and the first two quarters of 2018. My Department recently invited local authorities to submit claims in respect of quarter three of 2018.

Local Authority

Project name

Drawdown of LIHAF funding to end Q2 2018 €

Clare

Claureen, Ennis

41,142

Cork City

Old Whitechurch Road

28,201

Cork City

South Docks

363,495

Cork County

Carrigaline

13,837

Cork County

Glanmire

86,441

Cork County

Midleton

34,718

Dublin City

Belmayne and Clongriffin

47,657

Dublin City

Dodder Bridge

126,463

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Cherrywood

68,280

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Clay Farm

0

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

Woodbrook Shanganagh

0

Fingal

Baldoyle Stapolin

84,348

Fingal

Donabate Distributor Road

1,248,869

Fingal

Oldtown Mooretown

0

Kildare

Naas

39,454

Kildare

Maynooth

22,563

Kildare

Sallins

645,584

Kilkenny

Ferrybank

0

Kilkenny

Western Environs

101,991

Limerick

Mungret

112,886

Louth

Mount Avenue, Dundalk

0

Louth

Newtown, Drogheda

0

Meath

Farganstown, Navan

53,531

Meath

Ratoath

82,613

South Dublin

Adamstown SDZ

0

South Dublin

Clonburris SDZ

0

South Dublin

Kilcarbery (Corkagh Grange)

28,825

Waterford

Gracedieu

52,233

Waterford

Kilbarry

94,590

Westmeath

Brawny Road, Athlone

0

Further details on all of the above projects are available at www.rebuildingireland.ie/LIHAF.