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Cabinet Meeting – 10 Year Capital Plan & NPF

Posted February 7th, 2018

On Monday we discussed the forthcoming 10 Year Capital Plan and National Planning Framework (NPF) with our Cabinet colleagues.

The new Capital Plan will set out a 10 year vision for the development of public capital infrastructure, grounded in the strategic investment priorities identified by each Minister.

The NPF and 10 year Capital Plan will be published, together, in the coming weeks, which will be first time that an Irish Government has prepared joined-up,  evidence based planning and investment strategies to transform our country into the place we want it to be over the next 20+ years.

To continue reading my statement, go here.

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31 July 2017

Minister Paschal Donohoe and I recently updated Cabinet on the National Planning Framework (NPF) and the development of a sustainable long-term capital plan for investment.

We have an opportunity and responsibility to think and plan in terms of decades. In the past, too much governing has focussed on short term results. I am delighted to be able to set about real, lasting solutions that will allow the country to prosper and grow in a manageable and multi-regional way.

The NPF, which I am progressing, will be a long-term strategy to underpin a new ten year Capital Plan, which Minister Donohoe is leading. Both the NPF and Capital Plan will be prepared in tandem to ensure that public investment is co-ordinated and that infrastructure is provided where and when it is required.

Key to the NPF is that it will have a strategic, national focus. In planning for the future it is essential that Dublin can continue to be successful, while, at the same time allowing other places to experience significant growth and success too.

To keep reading about the update, go here.

To find out more about the NPF, go here.