Greenday: Waterford Greenway gets funding for ‘exciting’ new 38.5km section
Almost €140,000 in funding has been allocated for two greenway projects encouraging tourism and providing safe walking and cycling paths in Waterford.
The Waterford Greenway Network and the Rosslare to Waterford Greenway projects have been granted €138,000 as part of a tranche of funding announced by Climate and Transport Minister Eamon Ryan this morning.
The funding was announced as part of the Carbon Tax Fund 2020, which provides support for feasibility, planning and design for greenways around the country.
A total of €4.5 million has been allocated to 26 projects promoting health and tourism across the country.
Some €80,000 has been allocated for a new 38.5km section of the existing the Waterford Greenway Dungarvan to Ballyduff Upper near the Cork border.
Meanwhile, Wexford County Council has been given €58,000 for works on the 58km section from Rosslare Europort to the Bellview connection in Waterford. When completed, this will enable the connection to the South East Greenway from Waterford to New Ross.
Waterford Senator John Cummins (pictured below) welcomed the announcement.
“Funding has already been allocated for the extension of the Waterford greenway from Bilberry to the City Centre and this will link into the New Ross greenway which is underway via the North Quays. €58,000 is also being allocated to Wexford County Council to bring a 58 km section from Rosslare Europort to Bellview through Statuary Process,” Senator Cummins said.
“The vision is to create an integrated network of safe, off road, walking and cycling routes nationally and the €80,000 being allocated to fund the appraisal of route options from Dungarvan to the Cork Boundary is very exciting.”