Planning Authority signs €82,000 agreement for three local council embellishment projects

The Planning Authority has committed €82,000 to three  embellishment projects for three different local councils 

The Planning Authority will allocate €43,000 to Iklin in order to fund embellishment works which will be carried out in Triq il-Wied and its junctions
The Planning Authority will allocate €43,000 to Iklin in order to fund embellishment works which will be carried out in Triq il-Wied and its junctions

The mayors of Iklin, Marsa and Zabbar have signed an agreement with the Planning Authority for the funding of three projects related to embellishment and refurbishment works within the respective localities.

The Planning Authority will allocate €43,000 to Iklin in order to fund embellishment works which will be carried out in Triq il-Wied and its junctions, including the upgrading of the infrastructure and embellishment of the road, the upgrading of water supply and other existing services, as well as the installation of new traffic signs.

The Planning Authority has also signed an agreement amounting to €33,000 with the Żabbar local council to refurbish the existing public restrooms within Ġnien il-Kunsill. The existing restrooms will be gutted out and replaced with new modern sanitary facilities, the authority said. 

The Marsa local council will be funded for the embellishment and upgrading of the public staircase which provides commuters with direct access from Triq Diċembru Tlettax to Triq San Tumas, in works which are estimated to cost over €7,000.

All works are estimated to be ready within a three month period, the Planning Authority said.

Recently, the Planning Authority announced that it was changing its funding schemes with the purpose of amalgamating them into one and widening the scope for utilisation of these funds.

The new funding programme, now known as the Development Planning Fund, is intended to improve upon the former local funding application procedures while giving more weighting to the range of proposals that local councils may put forward.

The new fund will also start to receive a further injection of monies from the fees (20%) the authority receives through the regularisation application scheme.

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