Dublin City Council will next month decide whether to give the green light to a €23m white water rafting course in the docklands.
According to new video unveiled by the council, the new attraction at George’s dock will include State-of-the-Art fast-water facilities and canoeing infrastructure.
The council’s central area committee has already approved the plan and the council will make its final decision next month.
Dublin Docklands spokesperson Derek Kelly said it would be money well spent.
“The €22m is an all-in cost,” he said.
“That is design team fees; that is VAT; that is contingency figures in line with the public spending code so I think we are getting a very good project for that kind of price tag.”
Dermot Morley from Canoeing Ireland said the facility will be a game-changer for the sport in Ireland.
“We had the head of the International Racing Committee come over to look at the designs and the course,” he said.
“He was of the opinion that the course, as designed, is suitable for world championships and international world cups.
“So there is the potential there that when this course is built, we could have the best in the world competing in Dublin.”
Dublin City Council expects the €22.8m facility to attract 30,000 people a year.
Some of the funding will be provided by the council while the rest will come from grants.