Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (625)

Marc MacSharry


625. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the full budget for greenways remains to be exhausted; if €500,000 will be provided to facilitate the progressing of the design and planning stage of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29469/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

In addition to the recent allocations my Department is also funding from its annual allocation a number of greenways projects which were allocated funding in previous years.  Available resources in any given year will depend on the rate of drawdown and the allocation in the annual estimates process.  I am aware of the widespread interest across the country in developing Greenways as evidenced by the recent funding call and subject to the allocations in annual estimates process I will explore options for further funding calls over the coming years.   

In regard to the project mentioned by the Deputy the most recent funding call was focused on greenways in a position to commence construction in the near future rather than for feasibility studies or design.  Unfortunately the project was not therefore not in a position to be funded during this round.