The construction of a new Coast Guard Station in Greystones is now in the planning phase, it has been announced.
The Office of Public Works (OPW) confirmed to local TD Simon Harris that it is now finalising the design of the station house.
“Greystones Coast Guard is really in need of a new station and this has long been recognised. I am determined that this issue be resolved and that the new station at the harbour been built as quickly as possible,” Deputy Harris said.
“In an effort to advance the issue, I had previously arranged for the OPW and Minister Brian Hayes to visit Greystones, meet with the Coast Guard and local Councillors and to see where the site for the new station is. Since then lots of work has been going on behind the scenes and I am delighted to have now been informed that the design of the new station house is at the final stages and that the Office of Public Works and the local authority are in ongoing discussions about the delivery of this important facility in our community.
“I really hope and expect that this project can be gotten over the line this year and we can finally see the facilities that are Coast Guard need and deserve provided for within our town. They do incredible and vital work and we must provide them with the facilities they need,” Harris said.