About the Masterplan Review 2017

The Dublin Port Masterplan 2012 – 2040 sets out a vision for the development and operation of Dublin Port for the next 30 years. The Masterplan provided that it would be subject to periodic reviews, based primarily on changes in the demand for the use of port facilities.

The first review of the Dublin Port Masterplan 2012 – 2040 will take account of changes in port operations, logistics, trade developments and relevant policies impacting on Dublin Port as it continues to plan for the future.

The review is intended to update and refine the infrastructure development options for Dublin Port and, in doing so, ensure that the Masterplan continues to provide the best solution for the future sustainable development of Dublin Port through to 2040.

Consultation Process  

The public consultation process took place between late January and early March and will inform the revised Masterplan which will be published later in 2017. To help guide the consultation process, Dublin Port Company published a Masterplan Review 2017 Consultation Paper and an Environmental Report Consultation Paper.

The consultation process involved extensive outreach to key stakeholders including local residents and political representatives, local businesses, community and environmental groups. It included the publication of a detailed consultation paper, face-to-face briefings, a media information campaign, public information days, a social media campaign and a comprehensive environmental consultation process.

In all, the consultation process secured 67 formal responses from a range of participants and the community briefings attracted over 130 people from Clontarf, East Wall and Ringsend. All submissions and contributions are being considered in the finalisation of the review of the Masterplan.

A number of common themes emerged during the consultation process, including general support for the Port and a welcome for the Masterplan and the review process. There was also a welcome for the planned closer integration between Dublin Port and Dublin City, with a large number of respondents referencing a desire for greater public access to the port area and maximum possible public access to heritage assets within the Port Estate.

Some concern was noted about the potential traffic and environmental impact of overlapping development proposals, particularly on the Poolbeg Peninsula and there was strong demand for investment to support significant levels of community regeneration.

DPC will now undertake a number of environmental, cultural / leisure and transport studies and assessments arising from the process before finalising the review. This includes a full Strategic Environmental Assessment and Appropriate Assessment. It will also conduct formal meetings with a number of national and local stakeholders on specific topics that emerged.

The revised Masterplan will take these views on board, with particular emphasis on ensuring the Port meets the demands the national economy has of it in the decades to come, enhanced Port-City integration, our role in preserving the ecological and amenity value of Dublin Bay and the part we will play in the further development of the Poolbeg Peninsula over the coming years.

The report on the public consultation process for the first review of the Masterplan 2012-2040 has been published – Click Here

View the Masterplan Review Infographic – Click Here