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Welsh Assembly £90 million infrastructure boost

The Welsh Assembly has committed almost £90 million to infrastructure projects over the next three years.

The centrally retained capital fund for 2012-13 and 2013-14 will fund 16 projects, mostly construction related.

The Assembly has committed £31 million to Education projects, £16.6m to health projects, £11.7 million to transport projects and £15 million to Housing.

The construction projects include:

  • A £14m fund for the rationalisation of the secondary school estate in Carmarthenshire with extension, refurbishment and new build of secondary schools in the Dinefwr region
  • £7.9m for the creation of a Locality Health and Wellbeing Centre at the Cardiff Royal Infirmary site
  • The National Traffic Data Collection Network project which has been allocated £5.28m and will see the installation of permanent traffic data collection equipment across the strategic roads of Wales
  • £10m has also been allocated to the West Rhyl Housing Regeneration project.

The list in full is:

  • Anglesey - Ysgol y Bont project will receive £7.5m to construct a new state of the art green school on the site of the Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni Secondary School and Plas Arthur leisure centre site in Anglesey
  • £4.5m has been allocated to the Gateway to the Valleys project which will recreate a new school in Tondu that will rationalise and replace two other secondary schools in the area;
  • £3m has been allocated to the Merthyr Learning Quarter which will bring 6th forms from Merthyr Tydfil’s four secondary schools and the Greenfield special school together with Merthyr Tydfil College, the University of Glamorgan and the Universities Heads of Valleys Institute;
  • £3.5m has been allocated to the new North Wales Welsh Medium School in Wrexham.
  • £2.72m has been allocated to the Wrexham Ambulance Resource Centre
  • £6m has also been made available to the all-Wales Flying Start Programme
  • The M4 J32 Coryton project has received £2.1m to improve the current layout at the junction by providing a direct link road from the slip road to the A470 to improve traffic flow, safety and congestion
  • £2.6m has been allocated to the Welsh National Winter Maintenance Resilience project which will entail improvements to adverse weather resilience throughout Wales and facilitates support to local authorities through the provision of appropriately located strategic salt storage facilities
  • £5m has been allocated to the pan Wales Recyclable Loans Fund for Homes Scheme which will bring empty properties back into use.
  • £2m has been allocated to Flood & Coastal Erosion Management projects, to reduce the risks to vulnerable homes and businesses in the Colwyn Bay and Borth regions of North & West Wales


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