Multiple-Use of Facilities

Local Policymakers, Local Community and Religious Groups

11 Multiple-Use of Facilities -Instead of building new infrastructure, it is more sustainable and economical to use our infrastructure as efficiently as possible. Examples already exist in Galway of the multiple-use of facilities such as religious communities using school halls and community centres at evenings or weekends. Other examples include: public parks being used as outdoor market venues; a library that doubles up as an art gallery; spare rooms in a private house being rented to students or tourists.

Unused or underused buildings or other facilities (private and public) should be identified with a view to getting the most of these facilities. New facilities should be designed and built to be flexible enough for multiple uses and activities.