Lusk Sports Hub progress re­port

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

THE Lusk Sports Hub at the cen­tre of plans to build on the Lusk 2020 sports strat­egy laid out by a col­lec­tive of lo­cal sports clubs has seen se­ri­ous progress over the last 12 months.

Fin­gal County Coun­cil, work­ing with Lusk 2020 has made a €165,000 in­vest­ment in the hub over the last year and has is­sued a progress re­port on the fa­cil­ity.

Fin­gal County Coun­cil has in­vested €165,000 in the de­vel­op­ment of the Lusk Sports Hub, which will pro­vide a range of sport­ing and recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties in the area, over the past 12 months.

The Op­er­a­tions Depart­ment has car­ried out a se­ries of con­struc­tion works and im­prove­ment mea­sures within the Sports Hub, which is lo­cated on the ring road in Lusk. The works in­cluded the de­vel­op­ment of a sprint and jog­ging track, the com­ple­tion of phase one of the up­grad­ing of the GAA pitches and an ex­ten­sion to the car park. The in­stal­la­tion of pub­lic light­ing is due to com­mence in the com­ing weeks.

The largest cap­i­tal out­lay of €50,000 was in­vested in the in­stal­la­tion of a 1,000m x 3m ath­let­ics track over the course of the sum­mer.

A fur­ther €25,000 was spent on a 100-me­tre sprint track.

Phase 1 of the up­grad­ing of the GAA pitch and two un­der­age soc­cer pitches have been com­pleted.

This work con­sisted of a se­ries of me­chan­i­cal aer­a­tion sys­tem in­stal­la­tions and three sand-top dress­ings to im­prove the play­ing sur­face. Goal posts are cur­rently be­ing erected. This work was val­ued at €20,000.

A €30,000 ex­ten­sion to the car park has been com­pleted, while the in­stal­la­tion of pub­lic light­ing, val­ued at €40,000, is to com­mence with the con­trac­tor ex­pected on site within the next four weeks.

The pro­cure­ment and in­stal­la­tion for the new play­ground will also be car­ried out within the com­ing months.

Fin­gal County Coun­cil’s Di­rec­tor of Op­er­a­tions David Storey said: ‘Fin­gal County Coun­cil is de­lighted that the pro­vi­sion of high qual­ity recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties for the res­i­dents of Lusk is pro­gress­ing.’

Mem­bers of the Lusk 2020 group who met re­cently with Fin­gal County Coun­cil Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Paul Reid, former Cllr Ken Far­rell and coun­cil of­fi­cial at the launch of the work.

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