Government Announces the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund
Government Announces the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) as part of the ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ programme
Kildare County Council welcomes the allocation of €16 million funding from the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to fund investment in major public infrastructure in the County.
The funding was announced by Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, together with his colleague, Mr Paschal Donohoe T.D., Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. This represents the culmination of a commitment originally made in the Programme for Government to address significant public infrastructure deficits, where the lack of enabling and accessing infrastructure has been hindering the early development of housing
This investment will be matched by at least €5.3 million of funding by Kildare County Council, bringing the total investment package to in excess of €21.3 million.
This funding will facilitate the following projects:
- Completion of the Naas Inner Relief Road
- Maynooth South Eastern Orbital Route (Bridge Section)
- Purchase of Community Amenity lands in Sallins
Minister Coveney stated: "The response from Local Authorities has been impressive both in terms of dynamic and innovative proposals, and the willingness to put their own resources to work to play their part in solving the housing crisis. Together with other complementary and targeted measures under Rebuilding Ireland, the delivery of this housing in the next four years will have an extremely positive impact on the availability of housing in the short to medium term. In addition to stimulating supply in an overall sense, it will also encourage a strong mix of private, rental and social housing delivery at appropriate locations and create new and attractive communities to live in at affordable prices and rents.”
This investment in 3 Kildare towns will result in 1,850 residential units being delivered by 2021, with the potential to deliver in excess of 4,500 residential units in the long term.Back to other News Items