Waterford is embarking on a re-imaging of the city centre as a people centric city based on its ancient streets and spaces. Significant investment will transform Waterford as an innovative and sustainable place where people want to live, work and play to become the most liveable city in Ireland.
To create a future for Waterford city centre which is focused on quality of life, families, health and well being; one where people are empowered to have a stake in their city and local community. The city core will be returned to its previous role as an environment in which to work, live and play.
Waterford is to continue the city centre regeneration works and revitalize under utilised sites and properties to reintroduce vibrancy and creativity into the heart of Waterford’s Creative Quarter and historic Viking Triangle.
The city centre is linked to its extra urban areas, hinterland and region by an increasingly sustainable mobility network which synthesizes greenways, green routes and green spaces that reach into the city core. Waterford will soon be the centre of a green transformation connecting the City to the region by a network of south eastern greenways; the existing 46 km Waterford Greenway which will link Waterford to Kilkenny and Wexford via the 75 km South East Greenway. There will be a 10 km greenway linking Waterford to Tramore. In all, 150 km of greenway will intersect in the heart of Waterford at the new sustainable transport bridge.
The greenways will pass through lands proposing to accommodate 8000 new homes, thereby providing sustainable access directly into the City, shaping a regional identity that connects people and places.