The 2040 National Planning Framework is a great opportunity for Galway as key economic driver, to emerge as a counter balance to Dublin. This strategic action plan will help Galway secure long overdue investment, in infrastructure developments on a sustained basis.
• A New Acute Hospital in Merlin Park
• A Sustainable Transport Solution for Galway including Parkmore
• The development of Galway Port
• A Conference / Convention Centre
• A Music School
• Performance and Arts Hub
• Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture will raise Galway City and County’s visibility and profile on an international scale with considerable cultural, social and economic benefits
M17 motorway opens between Gort and Tuam
• The State’s latest motorway – the M17 between Gort and Tuam – was opened by Minister for Transport Shane Ross, at a cost of €550 million. The 53km motorway was completed five months ahead of schedule and forms a key part of the Atlantic Corridor – which will ultimately join Sligo to Cork.
Parkmore Business & Technology Park
• In 2015, I secured funding of €100,000 for design and planning measures to alleviate congestion in Parkmore
• As a result of a meeting organised by Deputy Hildegarde Naughton with Minister Simon Coveney and Business Leaders in Parkmore, 3 Government Departments are now working with Galway City and County Councils to put in place short and long term measures to address traffic congestion in Parkmore
• Deputy Naughton’s work on these issues has resulted in the establishment of a “Galway Delivery Team” to progress infrastructure developments including Parkmore, the City Docks Regeneration Area and the Ardaun Corridor