Limerick rural recreational projects receive support funding

first_imgWhatsApp TAGSlimerickrural recreational projects Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Funding has been given for maintenance of walks along the River Shannon at Castleconnell15 RURAL Limerick projects are amongst the 200 approved for funding by the department of rural and community development this week.A number of walks, loops and trails throughout the county have been approved by Minister Michael Ring as part of an €11m support hand out given to recreation projects.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Scheme is part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and provides funding for the development of new outdoor recreational infrastructure and the maintenance, enhancement and promotion of existing outdoor recreational infrastructure in Ireland.With a maximum grant of €10,000 for projects under measure 1 of the scheme, the projects include;River Walk at Templeathea, Templeathea, Athea €10,000Mullaghareirk/Broadford Ashford walking trails, Broadford Ashford €10,000Attycran Loop, Kilbehenny €9,500Promotion of trail infrastructure in the Ballyhoura region, Ballyhoura €8,000Shannon Estuary drive, Ballysteen Pier €10,000Clare Glens Loop Walk, Murroe €8,500Darby’s Bed Loop Walk, Galbally €8,000Doon Convent Farm Walk, Doon €7,532Glin Heritage Walking Trails, Glin €10,000Kilflinane – Slievereagh Loop, Kilflinane €8,000Knockfierna Famine Memorial Walks, Knockfierna Hill €10,000Manor Fields, Adare €10,000Moor Abbey Loop Galbally, Galbally €8,000Castleconnell Walk, Castleconnell €7,738Marketing and Publicity of outdoor recreation amenities, facilities and activities in Limerick Co Limerick €10,000.“Recreational tourism is a growing sector in Ireland’s tourism offering, and we have seen an increase in the number of Irish and overseas visitors enjoying the many greenways, blueways and walking trails which have been developed around the country in recent years.In total, €11.4 million has been given to to 219 projects.Limerick senator Marie Byrne said “Aside from the obvious tourism benefits, it’s also hugely important that we maintain and develop our outdoor infrastructure to encourage everyone to keep fit and live a healthy active lifestyle.“Eighty per cent of each project is funded by the Government grant, with Limerick City and County Council making up the difference.”See more local news here Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print NewsCommunityLimerick rural recreational projects receive support fundingBy Staff Reporter – July 31, 2017 1215 center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleMungret St Pauls Win Exciting Back and Forth Game Against DoonNext articleMungret Music Festival Returns for Second Year in a Row Staff Reporter Email Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Bekasi to reassess building permits as part of efforts to mitigate flooding

first_imgTri said the projects damaged areas that once served as green open spaces.Construction projects have cut down on the number of such spaces to just 15 percent of what existed previously.Public Works and Housing Ministerial Regulation No. 5/2008 on spatial planning states that, in urban spatial plans, at least 30 percent of the total area should comprise green open spaces.“One of the factors that contributed to the flooding is [state projects]. We know that five to 10 years ago, there was green open space along toll roads,” Tri said Thursday as quoted by said to replace these spaces, the Bekasi administration needed to control floods by building polders.“We are still entitled to areas such as Situwong and Kempo […] that have yet to be used. We will work on them by turning them into green open spaces,” he added.Read also: Widespread flooding in Greater Jakarta causes chaos for commutersFloods that hit Greater Jakarta on Tuesday killed nine people, including four in Bekasi. They were the metropolitan region’s biggest floods since January, when more than 60 perished in the capital and its satellite cities. (hol) Topics : [RA:Nine die in Greater Jakarta floods: BNPB::]Effendi said the administration would also strictly supervise the waste management of each building, including cracking down on those without a drainage system or those with a poorly built sewerage system. Any violation of regulations on drainage systems would end in the revocation of a building’s permit, he added.The mayor went on to say that the administration would build more water catchment areas.In the meantime, Bekasi Deputy Mayor Tri Ardhianto Tjahyono said the reduced number of green open spaces, which contributed to the flooding, could be blamed on the government’s construction projects, such as the toll road above the Kalimalang River, Indonesia-China consortium Kereta Cepat Indonesia China’s (KCIC) high-speed railway and the LRT. The Bekasi administration in West Java has planned to reevaluate the building permits for malls, apartments and warehouses located in areas that were hit by floods on Tuesday.The administration said a thorough reevaluation of such buildings would help to prevent flooding in the future.“This is not a moratorium. All permits related to vertical and horizontal construction, for example buildings, warehouses, apartments – everything that takes up city space – will be evaluated,” Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi said on Friday as quoted by read more

Stretton stunner in top nook sells for solid price

first_imgThe home at 27 Mulberry Place, Stretton.A five-bedroom executive home has sold the day after auction in Stretton. The home at 27 Mulberry Place, in the prestigious 888 estate, sold for $1.135 million. Estelle Lin, of Place Sunnybank, said the home attracted good interest in the lead-up to the auction. “We had over 70 groups of people come through the property, and five registered bidders at the auction,” she said. “It was a very well designed home with a master bedroom overlooking the pool. The 888 area was also very attractive to buyers,” she said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home at 27 Mulberry Place, Stretton.The home failed to sell at auction but sold to the second highest bidder the next day. “They were Chinese buyers moving from Calamvale,” Ms Lin said. “They were looking for a bigger house in a better area.” Ms Lin said the Stretton market had experienced a slow down in recent months. “The market is a bit conservative at the moment,” she said. “The buyers are more laid-back but good prices are being achieved.“The lower end is selling better than the higher end.”last_img read more