Urban regeneration and development projects in Tallaght Town Centre are set to receive €3,000,000.00 in funding projects, Fine Gael Cllr Brian Lawlor has said. The submitted proposal relates to the provision of a number of key infrastructure, services, civic, residential and amenity projects in Tallaght town centre which upon delivery will act as a catalyst for the wider and long-term growth of Tallaght, as a living town and the thriving heart of South Dublin County. Cllr Brian Lawlor said: “I am delighted that Tallaght Town Centre (Civic Plaza/Link Roads) has been announced among the first funding allocations under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund.

“I want to thank everyone involved in the successful application. This project will improve Tallaght and enhance the quality of life for the entire area.“This fund will run until 2027, with a second call for proposals in 2019, so it is important to stress that there will be further opportunity to re-apply for future funding calls. “Project Ireland 2040 demonstrates a new approach to planning and development in Ireland, recognising that we cannot continue with a ‘business as usual’ approach,” said Cllr Brian Lawlor. “This Fine Gael led Government is committed to continuing to improve the standard of life for all with a viable plan for the future. The plan was announced earlier this year and is now being implemented. In Tallaght Town Centre will benefit immensely because of that and today provides further tangible proof,” Cllr Brian Lawlor said.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said: “The urban fund is aimed at all of our cities and towns with a population of more than 10,000. It’s an investment of €2bn over the next 10 years aimed at unlocking the potential undeveloped sites in our towns and cities. “We want them to have vibrant centres and to grow up rather than out. “We want smart, compact, urban growth. “We want to make sure we have more people living in our city centres and close to the centre of large towns, making it easier to walk to work, cutting commuting times and distances, making better use of existing infrastructure while also benefitting the environment.”