• High quality of life potential with access to Wild Atlantic Way, natural environment, Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry, Ross Castle, Torc Waterfall, other significant cultural, tourism, recreation and sports assets including access to lakes, forests and mountains. Key Infrastructural Requirements i. Strengthened inter-regional connectivity on the N21/N69, N22, N72, connections to N20/M20 and N71 corridors; ii. N22 Farranfore-Killarney Realignment by-pass; iii. Southern and Eastern Relief Road schemes; iv. Providebothfor theresident populationandextensive influx of visitors, necessary road infrastructure, , car parking and smarter travel opportunities for improved access to the town centre; v. Active /smarter travel initiatives through a Local Transport Plan; vi. Strengthen ‘steady state’ investment in rail infrastructure to ensure its continued renewal and high level maintenance to provide quality levels of safety, service, accessibility and connectivity; vii. Water and wastewater infrastructure.
Connected on the strategic road network to Cork and Limerick-Shannon metropolitan areas and through Tralee to the wider Atlantic Economic Corridor; • Rail network connectivity to Tralee, Cork, Dublin, and Limerick via Mallow; • Kerry International Airport, c.18km from Killarney with flights or services to Dublin, UK and Europe; • Part of the Kerry Hub Knowledge Triangle, networked with Tralee and Killorglin; • Attractive location for FDI building on infrastructure capacity, skills base from its links with the Institute of Technology Tralee/Munster Technological University and wider regional third level institutions; • Strong role in specialised engineering and industry with IDA Park and Liebherr, exporting worldwide from Fenit Port; • Opportunities to develop creativity and cultural hub; • Opportunities to further support a vibrant, culturally-rich and revitalised town centre; • Urban renewal and regeneration sites, e.g. St. Finans; • Strengths to build a sustainable and diversified tourism future; • Recreational greenways and looped walks;
Killarney a. To sustainably strengthen the role of Killarney as a strategically located urban centre of significant influence in a sub-regional context, a centre of excellence in tourism, recreation and amenity sectors, to promote its role as a leader in these sectors, in particular training and education, and strengthen its overall multi-sectoral dynamic as a key settlement in the Kerry Hub Knowledge Triangle accessible to regional airport, port, rail and road assets; b. To seek investment to sustainably support its compact growth and regeneration, attributes and infrastructure, including key inter-regional connectivity (transport networks and digital) on the strategic road network between Cork and Limerick- Shannon Metropolitan Areas, the Atlantic Economic Corridor and the Kerry Hub Knowledge Triangle, subject to the outcome of the planning process and environmental assessments; c. To strengthen ‘steady state’ investment in existing rail infrastructure and seek investment for improved infrastructure and services to ensure its continued
renewal and maintenance to a high level in order to provide quality levels of safety, service, accessibility and connectivity; d. To support infrastructure investment and the regeneration of opportunity sites including the Sara Lee, Aras Phadraig and St Finians; e. To seek investment in infrastructure that provides for both the resident population and extensive influx of visitors; f. To support investment in infrastructure and the development of lands to the north of the existing by-pass in accordance with proper planning and sustainable development objectives including the appropriate master plans in consultation with statutory stakeholders; g. Future growth of the town should be planned for on a phased basis in consultation with the local authority and Irish Water to ensure that sufficient wastewater capacity is accounted for and that further growth avoids negative impacts on the downstream freshwater ecosystem in the National Park (River Deenagh, Lough Leane).
Southern Regional Assembly | RSES
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