Thursday, 14 October 2021
Department of Rural and Community Development
56. To ask the Minister for Rural and Community Development the status of a project (details supplied); when the project is likely to proceed to construction; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50110/21]
As the Deputy will be aware, the construction of a new helipad on Inishturk is a project being undertaken by Mayo County Council, with financial assistance from my Department.
My Department provided Mayo County Council with funding for the purchase of land for this project in late 2020. Mayo County Council subsequently submitted an initial design however the Department required amendments and I understand that a revised design has now been agreed.
I also understand that Mayo County Council are currently working with my Department in preparing tender documents for the helipad's construction and it is hoped that the tender process can commence shortly with a view to having the construction completed in 2022.