Cork Chamber: Next government must deliver event centre for city

Cork Chamber: Next government must deliver event centre for city
A computer-generated image of the revised events centre plans submitted by Bam following a request by planners for further information. Pic: G-Net 3D

Cork Chamber has called for those elected to the next Government to ensure the Event Centre is built.

They also want to see the delivery of the M20 and Northern Ring Road, as well as the M28, N22 and Dunkettle Interchange.

The requests are part of the business organisation’s manifesto of what they want to see from the next Government after the General Election.

Cork Chamber works towards the promotion and development of economic and commercial activity in the Cork Region.

They have set out a list of key priorities which include: a national development plan and Cork metropolitan area transport strategy, public transport, connectivity, social infrastructure, sustainable transport, and public realm and placemaking.

Conor Healy, Cork Chamber Chief Executive and Paula Cogan President Cork Chamber and pictured at the launch of the Cork Chamber Manifesto 2020. Picture John Sheehan
Conor Healy, Cork Chamber Chief Executive and Paula Cogan President Cork Chamber and pictured at the launch of the Cork Chamber Manifesto 2020. Picture John Sheehan

Among their requests, the Chamber wants a ten-minute frequency for commuter rail and priority bus routes, and the development of Kilbarry Train Station to enable sustainable northside commuting.

Their manifesto calls for the urgent delivery of a new hospital to serve Cork’s growing Population, and a sustainable funding model for higher level education.

They also want delivery of a Cork Cycle Network Plan and expanded Cork bike scheme as a priority and have called for the integration of a pedestrian first approach to the transport environment.

“We ask voters and candidates to support a strong Cork by committing to the election priorities outlined,” a statement from Chief Executive Conor Healy, and President Paula Cogan said.

“Our vision for Cork is that of a sustainable city region of scale. Green, clean and vibrant; a city region that is fit for today and built for the future. We look forward, together making Cork the best place for business.”

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