SISK gives update on harbour
A PROGRESS report on Greystones Harbour Development was circulated at the most recent council meeting last Tuesday night.
In the report, Sispar (SISK) – the company responsible for the harbour development – confirmed that they are currently in the process of appointing a joint venture construction partner and that this process is expected to be completed by mid-April.
Meanwhile, planning for the remaining series of works is also underway, with seeding of the new grass area scheduled to commence this month. Work on a pedestrian access route to the north breakwater is also ongoing.
The report went on to confirm that 4,000 cubic metres of beach nourishment had been placed on the North Beach over the course of the proceeding three weeks. In order to address damage caused during inclement weather earlier in the year, a further 6,000 cubic metres will be added over the coming weeks.
In recent meetings, the harbour development has proven contentious with much debate ensuing over the best way to proceed with the seemingly derailed project.
No such tension was evident at last week's meeting, although Mayor Stephen Stokes and Cllr Tom Fortune both expressed reservations about the quality of beach nourishment being used.
In response to the letter sent by the council in January, SISK confirmed that they would have more definitive information about the development over the coming months and could meet with the council when this became available.