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€672,000 investment for Wicklow and Arklow Ports

Minister Charlie McConalogue has approved 5 projects in Wicklow under the Brexit Local Authority Marine Infrastructure Scheme 2022-2023. 

These projects will enhance and improve the facilities in both Arklow and Wicklow harbours.

Senator Casey said these works, which will include harbour pontoons in both Arklow and Wicklow, navigation aids for Wicklow harbour and welfare and storage facilities in Arklow. This investment of over €102,000 for Wicklow and €570,000 for Arklow will help to improve much need facilities in the two harbours for both harbour users and vessel owners.

Senator Casey said “these added facilities will not only improve the infrastructure available in each port but also provide for additional safety and welfare facilities. I’m delighted to have worked closely with my colleague Minister Mc Conalogue in supporting this application for funding from Wicklow County Council.  I wish to thank the Council for its work in submitting the application and for its financial contribution toward the projects.  Also I wish to acknowledge the support of my colleagues, local Fianna Fáil Councillors Dunne, Annesley, Fitzgerald, Kennedy and others”

Project Description
Inner Harbour Arklow PontoonDevelopment of pontoon and safety works€200,000
Arklow Harbour Welfare FacilitiesWelfare facilities*€45,000
Wicklow Harbour Navigation AidsRefurbishment and upgrade works€50,000
South Quay Wicklow Harbour PontoonInstallation of pontoons€52,000
South Quay Arklow Storage FacilitiesConstruction of storage facilities€325,000

*Arklow welfare facilities

Development of toilets, shower and changing facilities for harbour users.  The proposed works include the provision of a wheelchair accessible toilet for the use of all harbour users and shower and drying room facilities reserved for the use of vessel owners.

Article Credit : www.wicklownews.net

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