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  • 1. 2007: Greystones Harbour Silted & Walls Collapsed for 110 years ! Cllr Derek Mitchell
  • 2. Greystones Harbour • 1888 Built amid controversy • Silting & wall collapses • 1930 Storm 15 houses disappear • 1960’s Kish Base • 1980 WCC tidal study • 1990’s Tracey & Gubay plans • 1998 Think-Tank & Arup/Noone study • 1999 Plan adopted by WCC • 2001 Client’s Representative appointed to advise how to procure project and to procure as PPP. • 2005 CPO Foreshore, Land & close Rights of WayCllr. Derek Mitchell
  • 3. Greystones harbour •Town expand 40%. As large as Wexford Town or Sligo •Need for Focal Point and Community Facilities •Wicklow fastest growing Maritime County •Least Sea Access Points. 6 as against Galway 197.Cllr. Derek Mitchell
  • 4. 2013: PUBLIC SQUARE as TOWN FOCAL POINT Leisure Use of Sea as Central Feature of Town Recreation Centre for Expanding PopulationCllr. Derek Mitchell Public Access to Sea
  • 5. Cllr. Derek MitchellClubhouses & Boatyards for Sea Scouts, Rowers,Divers, Sailors, Anglers, CoastGuard2 Public All Tide Launch SlipsArea for Shows, tall columns for banners and festive decorationsGood lighting, canopies, cafes, grass mounds, striking paving.
  • 6. Copenhagen Model. North East Gale. Inner Basin Calm enough to moor boatsGreystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
  • 7. Smaller harbour considered 2003 • Main Problem • -As rough or rougher than previous harbour • -Silt up as much as previous • Thus unsafe to moor boats! • Minor Problems • -Bad Architecturally • -Need €8m subsidy from somebody • -Not all users catered for • 10 Other designs considered. Either unacceptable or not viable.Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
  • 8. Start of Building 2008Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
  • 9. Wall SectionGreystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell
  • 10. Cllr. Derek Mitchell
  • 11. Greystones Harbour Storm during Construction Cllr Derek Mitchell
  • 12. Cllr. Derek MitchellJuly 2009
  • 13. EntranceRoundhead beingbuilt.Cllr DerekMitchell
  • 14. Cllr Derek MitchellJanuary 2010
  • 15. January 2010Greystones Harbour Cllr Derek Mitchell
  • 16. Greystones Harbour Plan Cllr Derek Mitchell
  • 17. January 2011
  • 18. 230 Berths, Boardwalk, New Beach, 375 Homes,Shops, No Government Funding, Primary Health Care Centre added Cllr Derek Mitchell
  • 19. Greystones Harbour Plan October 2011 Cllr Derek MitchellD1
  • 20. Slide 19D1 cllr Derek Mit DMitchell, 20/10/2011
  • 21. Greystones Harbour Plan October 2011 Cllr Derek Mitchell
  • 22. Achievement• Good selection & management to keep going in crisis. Largest leisure project in Ireland.• Compare Dublin Docklands Authority. €200+m taxpayers money, nothing achieved later on.• Greystones. Virtually no taxpayers money, new harbour built as Town ‘Icon’ and central feature.• Recognition. World Conference, International Magazines, Afloat.• Delays Happen. DART campaign took 22 years. Greystones Harbour Cllr. Derek Mitchell