Infrastructural Requirements i.
Attributes • Connectivity - situated on the M7 motorway and the Limerick to Ballybrophy railway line; • Situated within 40km of educational institutions of UL and LIT; • High quality of life, strong retail offering, attractive town centre, vibrant cafe and restaurant offering and housing available at an affordable cost; • Renowned centre for sporting tourism; • Proximity to Lough Derg and the Silvermines Mountains and tourism-focused settlements, such as Ballina, Killaloe and Dromineer; • 48 hectares of Phase 1 serviced land, zoned for employment purposes, including serviced sites in the Lisbunny Industrial Park, the Streame site and the former COTY factory; • Gas and high-speed broadband availability; • Nenagh General Hospital, providing acute care and services including diagnostics, medicinal, surgical & critical care, and physiotherapy services.
Delivery of a Local Transport Plan, Nenagh traffic management plan and associated public realm works; Strengthen ‘steady state’ investment in rail infrastructure to ensure its continued renewal and maintenance to a high level to provide quality levels of safety, service, accessibility and connectivity;
Upgrade of R498 Nenagh to Thurles Road;
Provision of a new link road between the N52 and the R445; Provision of a new inner relief road from the R498 to the R445;
Upgrade of the Limerick to Ballybrophy railway line; vii. Increased commuter rail service on the Nenagh to Limerick commuter line; viii. Continued investment and development of the historic core of the town as a key tourism driver and the identification and development of Nenagh as the Gateway to Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands;
Completion of Nenagh Wastewater Treatment Upgrade.
Nenagh a. To support and promote the role of Nenagh as a strategically located urban centre of significant influence in a sub-regional context and driver of county and regional prosperity by harnessing synergies to the Limerick-Shannon MASP, Galway MASP, its proximity to theAtlantic Corridor, its strong urban and economic structure and other competitive advantages; b. To support the delivery of the infrastructural requirements identified for Nenagh subject to the
outcome of the planning process and environmental assessments. It is an objective to identify a location for a new centre of excellence for sustainable energy; 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 including improved frequency and journey times.
Southern Regional Assembly | RSES
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