At the Annual Budget Meeting held on Tuesday, 7 November 2017, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council adopted a Budget for 2018 that enhances the expansion of service delivery, supports increased economic and planning activity and provides for measures to increase housing supply.
The budget strives to balance the needs of all stakeholders business, citizens and visitors to the County.
The budget’s focus is on the provision of housing, measures to increase economic activity and consequential job creation and around quality of life initiatives for people living and working in the County.
More specifically, the Budget includes:
- The reduction of the maximum 15% allowable to the basic rate of Local Property Tax in 2018,
- 86% of ratepayers are potentially eligible for business support grant that will more than offset any rates increase,
- Responding to the demand for emergency accommodation, we are committed to providing 29 supported additional family units provided in Millmount and Monkstown which will be operational by 2018.
- As part of our commitment to equality of access to services, a provision of €100,000 is made to improve accessibility to dlr beaches by mobility impaired beach users,
- A provision of €170,000 that will target an additional 260 tenancies under the Housing Assistance Payment,
- Provision is also made to provide financial assistance to individuals, groups and organisations engaged in projects, events and developments that encourage a broad range of local community activities across a range of categories:
- Age Friendly Grants
- Arts Grants
- Business Support Grants
- Environment Grants
- Event Grants
- Heritage Grants
- Sports Grants
- The Annual Rate of Valuation was set at 0.1673