The SNP won control of Dundee City Council in 2009, and since then we have set about injecting new energy into the city and delivering on the priorities of the people of Dundee. Here’s just some of what we’ve done.
Dundee: creating a vibrant, creative and optimistic city
We have invested £155 million in refurbishing and rebuilding schools in Dundee.
We’ve also created innovative ways to tackle attainment such as the Aspire programme, an arts programme working in the most deprived communities in our city. SNP councillors will always make education their top priority.
We’re building new affordable homes and we’re investing in our existing housing stock.
For 20 years not a single council house was built in Dundee, now we’ve kick-started an ambitious house-building programme. SNP councillors will continue to work with partners to deliver over £60 million of investment in social housing to build 667 new, energy efficient homes.
We’ve also invested over £160 million to improve the quality of our properties, with new kitchens, bathrooms and energy efficient heating systems, and are regenerating whole stretches of the city.
We have invested directly in our communities, with a Community Infrastructure Fund of £1.2 million.
The fund provides money directly to communities to allow local enhancements to take place, such as creating community spaces or repairing footways. As part of our commitment to community involvement, we will continue to provide all of our communities with £1 million of regeneration funding.
We’ve secured almost £64 million from the Scottish Government to create a vibrant, creative, optimistic and exciting city.
Under the SNP Administration, Dundee secured £13 million investment for the new railway station concourse, £4.3 million for the wider station development and £3 million to support our world renowned games industry. If re-elected, we will continue to work with our partners to deliver major infrastructure projects that can help continue to deliver growth.
Dundee has seen transformational change over the last eight years. We are proud of what we have achieved, but we have much more to do. By voting SNP, you can help us create a safer, smarter, well-run, democratic and prosperous city.
John Alexander is the Leader of the SNP Council Group in Dundee and Councillor for Strathmartine ward.
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