On 1 December, ICE NI promoted the economic and social benefits of infrastructure at "Planning reform in Northern Ireland: progress, priorities and next steps," an event hosted by the Policy Forum for Northern Ireland.
ICE NI Regional Director Richard Kirk represented ICE NI during one of the event's sessions: "Supporting regeneration and facilitating local economic development." As part of the speakers' panel, Richard informed an audience of government bodies, business representatives and special interest groups about the necessity of adequate infrastructure for economic growth and regional planning.
"The seminar was an ideal opportunity to share ICE's expertise and emphasise the value of infrastructure to an influential audience," Richard said. "With the super-councils having more responsibility for economic development, they must prioritise infrastructure in order to support modernisation and quality of life."