By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal Council (KMD) is set to embark on a major project that will change the streetscape of the town centre. Earlier this year KMD announced that they wanted to make the town “a world class urban centre”.

Last week Kerry County Council opened the tender process for the public realm development of Kenmare Place, High Street, New Street, Beech Road, Mission Road and College Street.

There will be five stages in the process; public consultation, planning, design, construction and handover.

KMD area engineer John Ahern outlined the procedure at a recent Killarney Municipal District Meeting.

“This [the five stages] is an indicative timeframe,” he told the meeting. “The process will take a couple of years from start to finish.”

Further news on the project is expected early in the New Year. The tender process closes on December 12.