Project Ireland 2040 will deliver real investment and proper planning for Limerick – O’Donovan

Added February 16th, 2018

Limerick is going to benefit from real investment and proper planning as a result of Project Ireland 2040.

Limerick TD and Minister Patrick O’Donovan has said the plan will support families and strengthen communities across County Limerick, and will ensure sustainable growth for the future of the county.

Speaking about Project 2040 which was launched by Government today (Friday), Minister Patrick O’Donovan said:

“In the first version of Fine Gael’s Republic of Opportunity document, we said it is time to plan for what Ireland is going to look like in 2040.

“This is our plan for the future of Ireland. For the first time in the history of the State, our spatial planning is backed up with solid investment and it will deliver for our citizens.

“The National Planning Framework which forms part of Project Ireland 2040 sets out how Ireland can grow in a sustainable, balanced fashion over the next twenty years. 50% of population growth is planned for our towns, villages and rural communities and 50% for our cities. Project Ireland 2040 is backed and supported up by a €115bn National Development Plan.

“Limerick together with Shannon and the Shannon-Foynes Port will act as the drivers in the Mid-West supported by sustained investment in regeneration, the Limerick 2030 initiative and improved connectivity with neighbouring cities like Cork and Galway.”

Speaking from Sligo, Patrick O’Donovan said: “I am delighted that the N21 Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale Bypasses have been included and that they will be progressed through pre-appraisal and early planning in 2018. Project Ireland 2040 also includes the M20 Cork – Limerick Road, and the continued work on the Limerick to Foynes and Adare Bypass Road Project. Health capital investment projects in the Mid-West include the development of primary care centres and the upgrading and replacement of community nursing units across the mid-western region. The Maternity Hospital which will transfer to the University Hospital Limerick site in line with the National Maternity Strategy and new patient accommodation will be provided at University Hospital Limerick. A new ambulance base will also be provided in Limerick.”

Limerick is going to benefit from real investment and proper planning thanks to Project Ireland 2040.”

“This sustainable planning for Limerick, backed by real investment, will support families and strengthen communities here. With Project Ireland 2040, Fine Gael is ensuring sustainable growth for the future of Limerick. What’s good for Limerick is also good for the surrounding region,” Patrick O’Donovan said.

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