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Key Enablers Our Strategy for building the Region as one of Europe’s most Creative and Innovative, Greenest and Liveable Regions focuses on Key Enablers to transform the Region: • Connecting our Region – enhanced infrastructure from North to South and East Coast to West Coast , connecting to the Atlantic Economic Corridor &developing an extended EasternCorridor toRosslare Europort ; • Delivering ambitious and sustainable growth targets for our cities, developing and consolidating our Key Towns, creating the Greenest and most Liveable Metropolitan Areas for diverse communities, culture and enterprise - developing the Cork Docklands, regeneration of Limerick- Shannon, including the Limerick Northern Distributor Route/ Smart Travel Corridor, and achieving a balanced ‘concentric city’ model north of the river in Waterford with development of the North Quays and adjoining lands in Kilkenny; • Creating an inclusive and Learning Region , building on our internationally competitive, learning partnerships, higher education institutions including establishing the new technological universities of MTU and TUSE, a new Learning Region Network and developing a Smart Region which recognises the advantages of a multilingual society and the value of using Irish both inside and outside the Gaeltacht areas; • Investing in Public Services to tackle legacies, support planned population and employment growth; providing education, health, transport, community and social services and infrastructure; • Positioning the Southern Region as Ireland’s International Gateway at Cork, Shannon, Kerry and Waterford Airports and our sea ports; • Making the most of Cork and Waterford Harbours and the Shannon Estuary – our natural maritime assets; • Improving and protecting the quality of the environment and our rich heritage as custodians for future generations along the Wild Atlantic Way, into Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, through Ireland’s Ancient East, the Gaeltacht and islands, and along the Blueways and Greenways; • Revitalising our urban areas and spaces through creative and regenerative placemaking, to deliver on Compact Growth and Housing Need , and provide new vitality for City and Town Centres; • Revitalising Rural Areas through readapting our small towns and villages and increasing collaboration between networks of settlements to seek higher value, diversified jobs for a higher quality of life; • Taking the rights steps towards more sustainable travel, energy and in bio-economy to lead on Climate Action in the transition to a Low Carbon Society.

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