The Masterplan Consultation process was aimed at soliciting views from a wide circle of stakeholders whose views on the operations and future of the port are important. The consultation process involved the publication of a detailed issues paper, extensive face to face briefings with key stakeholders and a comprehensive media and public information campaign. Community briefings attracted over 100 people from Clontarf, East Wall and Ringsend. A conference was attended by 140 key stakeholders, while additional briefings were held with 12 organisations and groups.
The objective of the consultation process was to create awareness of Dublin Port, to identify the issues that DPC is seeking to address in the Masterplan and, most importantly, to encourage participation and submissions on the Issues Paper to contribute to the final Masterplan.
The consultation process secured 222 formal responses from a range of important stakeholders. Common themes emerged from the responses including:
Arising from the Consultation Process and the responses to the Issues Paper, there are a number of additional reports and studies that will be considered in the context of finalising the production of the Masterplan and a number of further meetings will be arranged with specific stakeholders.