Town Centre and Retail
A successful town centre includes a retail sector which plays a crucial role in terms of economic growth and development, in stimulating regeneration and renewal of the town centres thereby contributing to their overall economic viability and delivery of high-quality public realms and built environment. Ballina Town Centre historically has been the focal point of commercial activity supporting not only the town but the wider county and beyond. The role of the town centre over past decades has changed substantially leading with the emergence of on-line retailing and the significant decline of residential function.
Questions to Consider:
Q. Would pedestrianisation of Ballina town centre improve the retail experience within the town?
Q. How can we revitalise our town centre so that it is a vibrant, welcoming, attractive place to live and work in, visit and shop?
Q. Are there deficiencies in the existing retail provision within the Town?