Mitchell demands meeting to progress Coastguard Station

The Coastguard station at Greystones Harbour has been planned for 4 years and a site and special slipway has been completed for them. However the Office of Public Works, who will pay for the building, have been dithering about signing a contract for 3 years. For legal procurement reasons they now state, in a reply to Simon Harris TD, that the Council is dealing with this. However nothing has happened there.

We are all pressing for completion of the Public Square and it would make sense to build the Coastguard station at the same time. To build it later would result in breaking up the attractive surface of the public square and would end up costing much more. I am calling for a meeting OPW, Council officials and a Public Representative to sort out this 3 year bureaucratic delay.

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