The head of Dublin City Council has admitted he is “a bit concerned” about the city’s plans to redevelop the Riverlink station site.
Dublin’s chief executive, Patrick Corrigan, said his plan to build a new station on the site of the former Ballygaug Harbourfront Hotel would see it become a “significant and significant asset”.
The station would be located on the former site of Ballygarh Hotel, which was demolished in the 1960s to make way for the new station.
It would also see it added to the existing city infrastructure including the Garda station, tram tracks and other areas of the city.
The plan is expected to cost around €10 billion ($12 billion) and is designed to be a “world-class city station”.
“We’re working very hard on it and we’re looking at it in great detail.
We’re looking to build something that’s going to be world-class,” Corrigan told the Irish Independent.”
We need to be in a position to see how we can improve the quality of life for all people in the city of Dublin and to create an environment that’s good for businesses and for the environment, and also good for the people that live here.”
The station will be located next to the newly-opened Londonderry airport and on the city centre’s main road.
Corrigan said the station will “give us a place to get out, get our kids to school, get into a place that we can walk to in our own homes or take a taxi to our local shops”.
“It’s a great opportunity for the city and I’m looking forward to working with all of our partners to deliver this very important new project.”
Corrigan was speaking ahead of the launch of the new City of Dublin Strategy for Sustainable Growth on Wednesday.
The strategy says the city is on the “right track” but has identified a “high risk” to the environment and to the health of the environment as a result of its “significant population growth”.
“The City of London, Paris, and even the United States, have great success in their urbanisation programs and we know that they can attract large populations to their cities in a sustainable way,” it says.
“However, we have seen a very high level of urbanisation over the last few decades, particularly in the UK, which is an example of a highly urbanised city that is not sustainable for the planet.”
“As the world’s cities become more urbanised, the demand for land, energy, water and human labour rises dramatically,” it adds.
“The UK and Ireland have a very significant population growth problem.
Dublin is a city of just over 4 million people.
This means that the rate of population growth in the Irish capital is greater than anywhere else in Europe.”
Corbett said the strategy would “help to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads and create an opportunity for sustainable development”.
“In addition, we will also create jobs in the transport sector,” he said.
“I know the people of Dublin want to invest in the environment.
I think the strategic plan will help to do that.”
Dublin is one of the worlds most densely populated cities and has a population of around 10 million.
The city is due to announce a “new development strategy” on Wednesday, with plans to build 1.2 million homes over the next five years.
Dubliners will have the option of buying land in a “community of choice” model where a developer will pay for the land and the council will receive a tax break.
“Dublin City Council’s strategic plan is about building a sustainable, healthy and attractive city for all our residents,” the council said in a statement.
“This new strategy will set the stage for a new era for the future of our city, and will provide a platform for the growth and transformation of our urban and community life.”
Dubliners have welcomed the plan to revitalise the Riverline.
“It is good news.
We need to have a lot of confidence in what the plan says and the commitment it makes to the river, and the investment it promises to be,” Dublin City Councillor, Patrick Conlon, told the Independent.
“It will be good for us to see the city, especially the Riverfront, develop into a major asset for the whole city.”
“This is a big boost for our river, the riverfront and the whole of Dublin.”