Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan T.D. has confirmed capital funding totalling over half a million euro for harbour projects in Waterford.
The €258,750 allocation will assist Waterford Council in development and repair projects at Tramore, Ardmore, Passage East and Boatstrand, Minister Halligan said.
Funding of €75,000 has been allocated for repairs to and widening of the slipway to improve access at Tramore Pier; €112,500 for repair works to the pier wall and provision of coastal defence at Ardmore Pier; €56,250 for the provision of railings and ladders to the pier at Passage East; and €15,000 for the provision of handrails and a concrete plinth at Boatstrand Pier.
“This much-needed funding is a great boost to our local fishery and aquaculture linked infrastructure in Waterford’s small harbours”, Minister Halligan added. “Aside from creating local employment over the time span of the projects, these works will also further enhance the amenities provided to the wider marine community in our coastal areas.”