Putting Athlone on the city map of the nation

Destination Athlone’s submission to the National Planning Framework predicts a flourishing Midlands hub, home to 500,000 people and high-tech industry clusters by 2040

10th September, 2017
Athlone has the potential to become a growth hub

A report detailing Athlone’s potential to become a major driver of growth across the Midlands could have major implications for the region’s development over the next 20 years. The report was submitted to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government in March as input to the 2040 National Planning Framework (NPF), the new national spatial plan.

Commissioned by local steering group Destination Athlone, the 52-page report positions Athlone as the regional city...

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