THE huge regeneration plan for Moyross kicks into action tonight.
A master plan will be ready within 10 weeks.
Hundreds of vandalised houses will be levelled and a whole new estate design implemented.
The Northside Regeneration Committee will be launched in Moyross Community Centre.
Limerick businessman and broadcaster Michael McNamara has been appointed as the independent chairperson of the newly established regeneration committee.
The committee will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the regeneration scheme for Moyross and the surrounding area and will report to the Board of the Northside Regeneration Agency chaired by former Dublin city manager John Fitzgerald.
Michael McNamara said: “I was honoured to be asked to take on such a challenge and as a Limerick man I intend to make every effort to ensure that the committee works as efficiently and as effectively as possible. By that I mean that the committee will be very much focused on action and delivery and I intend to draw on my own experience in business to work towards achieving our targets.”
Brendan Kenny, director of the regeneration programme, said his agency would have a vision for Moyross published by Christmas.
Mr Kenny said: “This vision will set out the changes envisaged for the regeneration of the area and will bring clarity to residents in regard to what our plans are.
“Already we have engaged in Moyross on an extensive consultation process which is giving the people who live in the area an opportunity to have their say. We are very pleased with the caliber and commitment of the people who have volunteered to participate on the committee and are delighted to have such a successful and respected Limerick man like Michael McNamara as independent chairman.”
The Moyross committee is primarily drawn from the local community and also includes officials from the Northside Regeneration Agency, Limerick City Council and An Garda Síochána.