Lusk Sports Hub progress report
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.