Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes the launch of the Lusk Vision 2030 Report

27th August, 2021

Minister Joe O’Brien was delighted to attend and speak at the launch of the final Report of the Lusk Vision 2030: Lusk for Life’ Strategic Plan.   ‘Lusk Vision 2030: Lusk for Life’ is a unique community-led action plan for Lusk town.  It was commissioned by Lusk Community Council in late 2020 and undertaken by consultants AP+E architects in collaboration with Miriam Delaney and Tara Kennedy.

 

Dublin Rural Leader through funding from the Ministers Department provided the grant for the study.

 

This Report was created in collaboration with the community.  There was an extensive public engagement process where public ideas and concerns were gathered which informed the contents of the strategy.  Through this extensive public engagement process, strategies for Lusk have been designed with action plans and recommendations for how proposals can be achieved by the community.

 

Commenting at the launch Minister O’Brien said:

 

I wish to commend Dublin Fingal Leader and Lusk Community Council for the foresight and leadership to be a first mover on the Town Centre First approach which is central to the Lusk Vision 2030 report. Its all about bringing life back into the centre of towns and realising Lusk’s potential to be an exceptional place to live in. Town Centre First is government policy but I think its fair to say that the community moved before policy did in this instance and that is what this approach is all about – supporting a grassroots bottom up approach to improving where we live.

 

“The Lusk 2030 plan lays out a variety of ways that the centre of the town can be improved, including developing more public spaces, more green spaces, more trees and more and better cycling and walking infrastructure. It also helps to join up the historical core of the town with the newer housing estates.

 

“This is an ambitious plan that will take some time to implement but I think the community in Lusk have really stepped up to the plate on this project and shown their commitment to the town. I am looking forward to working with the people of Lusk to get this plan realised over time.

 

“Of course a key player in this regard is Fingal County Council and I really urge the Council to take this report on board and let it heavily inform the new Fingal Development Plan.”

 

Details of the report are online via the Lusk Community Council facebook page and maps and sections of the report will be viewable by the public at the Community Cottage from this weekend.

 

Pictured in the accompanying photo are Sean Clare (Lusk Community Council), Minister O’Brien, Brian Arnold (Lusk Community Council) and Pat Fitzgerald contractor at the site of the new Lusk Cultural Centre at Katie Hunt’s Cottage which is funded by Dublin Rural Leader via Minister O’Brien’s Department

 

For further information contact johanna.walsh@oireachtas.ie