Councillor Liam Robinson, Chair, Merseytravel, discusses 'Opportunities for Infrastructure and Travel in the Liverpool City Region (LCR)'.
With the well-publicised Treasury initiative around Northern Powerhouses, there is considerable interest in the potential business opportunities which would support this vision. The Chancellor under the coalition offered £15 billion over 5 years to support science, transport and infrastructure in the “Northern Powerhouse” cities. We are mid-way through this process, and Liverpool is one of six Powerhouse cities to be able to bid for this funding stream.
The current infrastructure projects which are underway include; Liverpool 2 has invested £300m in port development, producing a terminal capable of handling 600,000 containers a year. The Mersey Gateway Project, a second bridge spanning the Mersey, will be open in the autumn of 2017. And, the Government along with the LEP is investing £263.9m on infrastructure projects around Liverpool over the next few years.
This lunch provides the opportunity to discover the plans and opportunities for developing Liverpool’s transport infrastructure in the years ahead. Cllr Liam Robinson is a Liverpool City Councillor, who has represented the Kensington and Fairfield Ward since 2008. He was elected Chair of Merseytravel in June 2012. Merseytravel is the Executive body that provides professional, strategic and operational transport advice to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to enable it to make informed decisions. It is also the delivery arm: “making transport happen”. He is city region representative on the Transport for the North board and the Rail North Limited Board.
This is a D Group event. For members only.
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