Kieran O’Donnell TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Planning visited Waterford today to view progress on several URDF projects and Waterford’s newest affordable housing sites.
Arriving at City Hall, the Minister was welcomed by Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’Leary, Michael Walsh, Chief Executive Waterford City and County Council, members of the management team, and elected representatives.
The Minister then toured four URDF project sites in the city centre; Parade Quay, George’s Street, Beach Tower Square and Barker Place.
Minister O’Donnell also visited Ostmen Place, a social housing development consisting of 14 social housing units in Ballytruckle, funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage under the Housing for All programme and St. Joseph’s House Housing Development, on the landmark site on Manor Hill. The former convent consists of 50 units located (a mix of one- and two-bedroom dwellings) within the main building, while 21 units are located in the various out-building clusters on the site.
The Minister also visited Summerfields, one of three new affordable housing complexes in Waterford city.