At a recent meeting with the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien, Newbridge based Senator Fiona O’Loughlin highlighted the need for the towns infrastructure to be upgraded as the town continues to grow.
Senator O’Loughlin said, “Newbridge is a great place to live and rear a family, but we are facing infrastructural challenges at present, around traffic management, second level school provision and a rise in anti-social behaviour.”
“We have received some great news in recent weeks with the announcement that Primark have sought planning for a major distribution facility on a 38-acre site at Great Connell in Newbridge. Fraser group have announced that they will open a department store and a Sport Direct in the Whitewater shopping centre, and the arrival of American Eagle is eagerly awaited”
“This is all very welcome, but I raised the red flag with the Minister. The towns infrastructure is already under significant pressure. As we look to the future the towns infrastructure will require significant investment and development”
“A second bridge for the town is an absolutely vital piece of infrastructure that needs to be delivered, especially in light of recent announcements.”
“We want to continue to attract businesses and families to Newbridge, and we want to make sure that we are building resilient communities, but we need to be cognoscente of the infrastructural requirement that the town will need to meet these development”
Fiona concluded “I will continue to work with my government colleagues to deliver a second bridge for Newbridge as well as a new second level school in the Curragh. These infrastructural developments are absolutely vital to the quality of life of the people of Newbridge”