Attributes • Strategic Location on the Waterford – Cork N25 transport corridor; • Direct access routes to the Ports of Waterford and Rosslare to the east and Port of Cork to the west/ south-west; • Good access to Cork and Waterford Airports; • Home of Go Dungarvan Smarter Travel Programme; • Diverse employment sectors including pharma, hospitality and food. Total Jobs of 3,267 recorded in 2016; • A Gaeltacht Service Town, Dungarvan is a hub for Gaeltacht na nDéise focused development based on high quality R and D activity and enterprise in the area of media and communications; • Renewable energy hub supported by industry – GSK involvement in Dungarvan’s Biomass Energy Plant; • Retail Centre for the surrounding hinterland area; • Tourist Centre for Ireland’s Ancient East & Waterford Greenway and close to the UNESCO Geocoast and attractive upland and mountain scenery in Comeraghs/Knockmealdowns; • Recreational assets of the Waterford Greenway and coastal-based recreational activities; • Centre for healthcare in West Waterford with St Joseph’s Hospital & Dungarvan District Hospital.
Key Infrastructural Requirements i. Upgrade the N25 linking Cork and Waterford (via Dungarvan); ii. Transport measures through a Local Transport Plan including ongoing investment in sustainable transport modes, particularly walking and cycling in the town; iii. Other identified road improvements including upgrading of N72 between Dungarvan and Mallow; iv. Urban Regeneration and Place- Making funding for town centre; v. Upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure.
d. To support for enhanced provision of bus services to enable improved intra-regional and inter-regional connectivity to attract more passengers to public transport and away from use of private motor cars; e. To support the continued development of cycling and walking infrastructure as part of Go Dungarvan Smarter Travel Programme and to support the accessibility of the public realm for vulnerable road/ footpath users and persons with disabilities; f. To support the delivery of the infrastructural requirements identified for Dungarvan (including amenities and facilities for the community and voluntary sector) subject to the outcome of the planning process and environmental assessments; g. Support the development of Dungarvan as a sub- regional centre for education and training, including lifelong learning, by building on existing links with international third-level education providers and WIT; h. Support investment in flood defence measures.
Dungarvan a. To strengthen the role of Dungarvan as a strategically located urban centre of significant influence in a sub-regional context and in its sub-regional role as a Gaeltacht Service Town, leveraging its strategic location along the Waterford Cork N25 route and to build upon its inherent strengths including historical, cultural and architectural heritage, digital connectivity, skills, innovation and enterprise, tourism (in particular the Waterford Greenway and its potential sustainable expansion), culture and retail services. In respect of its importance to the environment, to tourism, to fishing, and to aquaculture (niche industries supporting rural employment), this RSES supports the environmentally sustainable development and treatment of Dungarvan Harbour and coastline; b. To seek improvements and upgrading of the N25 Waterford to Cork route, the N72 Dungarvan to Mallow and the R672 linking the Key Towns of Clonmel an Dungarvan; c. To support the development of Dungarvan as the Gaeltacht Service Town for Gaeltacht na nDéise”
Southern Regional Assembly | RSES
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