Saturday 17 August 2019

Unprecedented level of investment due in Wexford

Cllr. George Lawlor.
Cllr. George Lawlor.

David Tucker

Wexford's outgoing Mayor Cllr. George Lawlor says that over the next few months the town and county can look forward to an unprecedented level of investment.

The start of construction of a new Garda station, a new CBS primary and Secondary school, a new Loreto Secondary School, a new courthouse, a new primary health care unit, the installation of natural gas and the beginning of construction of the New Ross bypass and the Enniscorthy bypass giving greater access to our town and Rosslare Europort in particular, he told fellow councillors and members of the public at the mayoral election in Wexford last Monday night.

'All of these projects will, I believe future-proof Wexford and ensure that we will be extremely well placed to capitalise on a more stable and bright economic position, which in turn will assist us in our efforts to lift all boats.

'All of these projects have been facilitated and assisted because of the progressive nature of Wexford local authorities and the staff and councillors who work within them because of their passion for this county. Let us not forget that.'

Contracts for the new garda station and headquarters were signed last Friday at the Talbot Hotel with work due to start 'immediately'.

The CBS and Greenfield Loreto projects are set for later in the summer, while work on the courthouse is due to commence before year's end.

Put together the projects will create hundreds of jobs in the construction centre with local suppliers expected to cash in on the surge in building as well.

Wexford People

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