Local Policymakers, Local Community and Religious Groups
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.