Waterford City has to be seen as a prime location for investment for all manner of reasons. The main one being, that the price of land and
property is just so much cheaper than any other City.
In addition to the cost of land being very “cheap” in Waterford, the
relatively low cost of housing also reflects the current economic climate.
What is for sure, is that this investment will make others aware that
Waterford and the wider South East region have REAL potential.
As Dublin smothers in increasing housing and rental costs, regions such as Waterford, must be an attractive alternative option. Appropriate infrastructural investment, by Government, needs to be accelerated. It was great to see Minister Coveney, down here pedalling his bike on the Greenway. However, he needs to guarantee and deliver money for this City, to ensure that we are a viable alternative to Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. Governments’ record on this is not great for Waterford, so we will need to keep the pressure on, to make sure they finally deliver.
“Selling sand to the Arabs”, was a phrase often trumpeted to me when I worked at Wembley Arena. The venue was the MUST play indoor arena for any musical act.
Wouldn’t it be great if in the next few years Waterford became such an easy sell?