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Ireland Dublin City Council give green light for €22m white water rafting centre

11:45  03 december  2019
11:45  03 december  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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A new € 22 m white - water rafting facility beside the IFSC has been given the go ahead by city councillors. Dublin Fire Brigade had asked councillors to support the proposal because it will include a water rescue training facility.

Plans for an international standard white - water rapids rafting circuit and polo pool at George’s Dock have been approved by Dublin city councillors despite He added that the “ rafting element” would subsidise a community use of the facility. He was happy the € 22 .8 million figure was now “robust”, but

a boat parked on the side of a building: Plans for the new white water rafting centre for the Dublin Docklands has been revealed in a video showing a 3D model of the new attraction © DCC Plans for the new white water rafting centre for the Dublin Docklands has been revealed in a video showing a 3D model of the new attraction

Dublin City Council have given the go-ahead to build a state-of-the-art €22m white water rafting centre in the Docklands.

The controversial proposal was passed by 37 votes to 19 at Monday evening's full council meeting.

The centre will be open to the public and will also serve as a training facility to aid the emergency services.

The rafting facility is hoped to serve as an 'anchor' to improve the range of leisure activity being made available along the River Liffey.

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THE PROPOSED NEW white - water rafting facility in Dublin ’s IFSC is to go ahead after almost two-thirds of councillors from Dublin City Council threw their support behind it at a meeting this evening. The proposal had already been given the green light by councillors on the central area committee

DUBLIN CITY CENTRE looks set to receive a new tourist attraction in the form of white - water rafting after councillors voted to approve plans at a meeting yesterday. The new facility, which was signed off by councillors on the central area committee and will now go forward to the next monthly council

Dublin City Council previously said: "The White Water Rafting Centre (WWRC) will provide facilities for a wide range of people who wish to participate in water sports and leisure activities in a city centre location.

"It will serve members of the public who wish to kayak or canoe or go river rafting and will serve white water course customers, including tourist visitors, club canoeists, elite athletes and emergency services."

The proposal has divided opinion, with some councillors saying they couldn't vote for it.

Councillor Anthony Flynn said the plan was "crazy" given that Ireland is in the midst of a housing crisis.

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DUBLIN City Council are to begin construction on a € 22 million white - water rafting centre at Georges Dock next year. The Smart Docklands led project However other local councillors have given their support to the development with local councillor and former Lord Mayor Christy Burke describing the

Welcome to the National White Water Centre , the best location for white water rafting and kayaking on natural rapids in the UK. The River Tryweryn is open for white water adventures any day the Llyn Celyn reservoir is releasing, offering on average 200 days a year of reliable and impressive white

Green Party rep Hazel Chu also expressed concerns about the cost of the project.

After the meeting, she tweeted: "Just back from council where the white water rafting got green light.

"Lots of answers provided & it being a training facility for Dublin Fire Brigade for water rescue is a big plus.

"But alas I voted against it due to cost & how we need better amenities suitable for all ages."

But other councillors were in favour of the proposal, with former Lord Mayor Christy Burke saying the centre would be an improvement on the current site.

Work on the project is expect to start next year and take 18 months to complete.

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