Minister Murphy Opens 44 New Social Housing Units in Rosemount Court, Dundrum
Minister Eoghan Murphy Officially Opens 44 new Social Housing Units in Rosemount Court, Dundrum at an overall cost of €12 million
Eoghan Murphy, TD Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Ossian Smyth has today (7 December) jointly marked the official opening of 44 new homes at Rosemount Court, Dundrum, Dublin 14. The Development has been supported by the State through Rebuilding Ireland with funding of €12 million. The development is built in close proximity to existing dwellings on a brown field site previously occupied by multi-storey flats. These new quality dwellings comprise of 32 family homes and 12 apartments and provide a further 44 homes as part of the Council’s housing delivery target of 1,563 social housing units by the end of 2021. The development is set around a shared community green, promotes a high degree of passive surveillance of the public areas and provides a secure sense of place and community for the residents.
The Minister wished the new residents luck and happiness in their new homes and paid tribute to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, DLR County Council Architects, Townlink Construction Ltd and all involved in the project. The Minister said “Today is all about the people that are going to get a new home. The Government is absolutely committed to helping people and families in need of a home. As someone who is working day in day out trying to fix the problems we have in housing it really encourages me when I can help out with occasions like today.”
Speaking at the launch, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Smyth, said, “I am delighted with the progress of the Dun Laoghaire- Rathdown housing programme. The building of new homes remains a major pillar of our housing delivery programme, with 101 houses completed so far this year and a further 50 to be completed in the coming weeks. Like all homes constructed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, these homes have been built to a high quality, and are in residential areas with access to amenities and services”.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council wishes to acknowledge the co-operation of local residents and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their patience whilst this project was being constructed.
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