19 Aug 2022

Maintaining Kildare council homes costs over €16m a year


Maintaining Kildare council homes costs over €16m a year

Aras Chill Dara, Naas

Kildare County Council spent just over €16.2m on housing maintenance in 2021.

Figures produced at a KCC meeting on May 30 show that this increased from nearly €12.5m the year before (2020).

In 2019, housing maintenance cost €9.8m while the maintenance bills were €10.8m and €9.6 in 2018 and 2017 respectively.

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Just over €10.5m has been budgeted for housing maintenance in the current year.

The information was sought by Newbridge councillor Peggy O’Dwyer who wanted to know  if more staff resources or money is needed.

KCC official Annette Aspell said that more money is needed and the budget allocated is “not keeping up” with the maintenance needs.

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