Galway has been allocated €942,000 under the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme which has been launched today by my colleague at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD.
I’m delighted to confirm the allocation of €942,000 for Galway County Council as part of the Local Improvement Scheme. The Scheme provides investment in roads that are not in public ownership but are used by the public to access homes, farms, businesses or amenities.
At the Department we have worked to maximise the amount of funding available for the Scheme on a national basis and I’m pleased to be able to confirm that Galway has received the second highest allocation in the country. My Department will provide up to 90% of the funding to local authorities for the improvements with local residents providing the remainder.
Of particular benefit is the early provision of the LIS funding for this year. This enables the local authorities, including Galway County Council, to incorporate Local Improvement Scheme projects into their own road improvement programmes increasing the efficiency of the works and maximising the value of the allocation.