A funding allocation of €56,250 for works at Lower Aghada Pier has been welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton. The funding is being allocated to Cork County Council under the Department of Marine’s Local Authority Harbour Programme.
“I was very pleased to hear today’s announcement of €56,250 to Cork County Council for much needed works at Lower Aghada Pier. I understand that this project was prioritised by Cork County Council and that the funding will allow for quite substantial works including the provision of apron slab, a launching area, rock armour, surfacing, barriers and lighting”, noted Minister Stanton.
“These works are necessary to allow for the continued and safe use of Lower Aghada pier and will be very welcome for local marine leisure enthusiasts. The works will not only improve safety of this much used harbour but will also allow for greater use of the pier which is in a great location in the outer harbour.
“This Local Authority programme forms part of the Department’s 2017 Marine Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme where funding of up to 75% is provided to successful Local Authority projects. Cork County Council will make up the balance of the total project cost of €75,000 from its own funding.
“This funding recognises the importance of Lower Aghada Pier for the wellbeing of the local community and its contribution to the local economy by increasing participation in marine leisure and attracting tourists to the area. I would hope that work would get underway on the repairs and enhancements as soon as possible.