Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme – Call for expressions of interest

Waterford City & County Council will administer the 2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme funded by the Department of Rural & Community Development.

The Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme is funded under Project Ireland 2040 and is a key initiative of Our Rural Future – Ireland’s Rural Development Policy 2021-2025 and Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors, the National Outdoor Recreation Strategy 2023 – 2027.

In line with Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors, outdoor recreation is defined as activities that take place in the natural environment, such as walking, canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering and wild swimming. It does not include activities that take place outdoors on confined courses or pitches (such as golf, football, and show-jumping) or motorised activities (such as quads/scramblers). As a consequence such activities are not eligible for funding under ORIS.

Maximum Grant Amount Available: Up to €30,000 (Measure 1)

Eligible Activities: Small scale projects that are in line with the objectives and focus of the Scheme. This includes, but is not limited to, the upkeep, repair and development of trails, walkways, mountain access routes, cycleways, blueways recreational facilities at bogs, rivers, lakes and beaches, natural play areas that form part of a larger outdoor recreation project and the promotion and marketing of such infrastructure. A key focus of the scheme will be on the small-scale repair/development/promotion and marketing of already existing trails and outdoor recreation infrastructure in Co. Waterford. For more detail see: www.visitwaterfordtrails.com

Waterford City & County Council now seeks expressions of interest from trail development/community groups for funding of suitable projects under this initiative. Expression of interest form and the scheme’s outline can be obtained by e-mailing outdoorrecreation@waterfordcouncil.ie

Completed expression of interest forms must be returned by email only to outdoorrecreation@waterfordcouncil.ie before 5.00pm Friday 7th July 2023. Expressions of interest received after this date and time will not be considered for the 2023 scheme. All applications will be subject to a selection process using National Criteria. Selected expression of interest applications will be developed into detailed bids for consideration for the 2023 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

Please click on the following links to download:

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Taking in Charge – Mountneil, Carrickphierish

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 11 Subsection (1) (b) (iii) Roads Act 1993 that Waterford City and County Council propose to declare the below mentioned roads to be
Public Roads.

  • Mountneil, Carrickphierish

The drawing indicating the roads to be taken in charge are available for inspection below or copies can be viewed in our Customer Services Departments in Davitts Quay, Dungarvan or Bailey’s New Street for a period of one month up to and including 4th July, 2023.

Submissions or observations with respect to the proposal to declare the roads to be Public Roads may be made in  writing up to 18th July, 2023.

Please include the name of the development in the submission subject line.

By Post: Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Menapia Building,
The Mall, Waterford.
By Email: submissionsroads@waterfordcouncil.ie

Please put ‘Taking in Charge – Mountneil, Carrickphierish’ in the subject line
By Phone: 0818 10 20 20

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Reminder : Temporary Road Closures : Hook or by Crook Triathlon

Notice is hereby given that Waterford City and County Council, in exercise of its powers pursuant to Section 75 Roads Act 1993, propose to close the following road to through traffic from 9.00am to 1.30pm on Saturday 10th June, 2023 to facilitate the Hook or by Crook Triathlon in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford.

Road to be closed:

  • Curraghmore Terrace from its junction with the R684, part of Glenville
    Terrace, and along Wellington Terrace to Dunmore East Golf Club.

Diversion route:

From the roundabout at Horsequarter follow the R684 out to the Leperstown Road (L-4074), turning right onto the Leperstown Road. Continue through to the Commons Road (L-8051), turning right at this junction onto the Commons Road. Follow this road to the junction with the Leckaun Road (L-4075), turning right onto the Leckaun Road.

Follow this road onto Dunmore East straight onto the Killea Road (L-4209) to
the end of diversion at the Strand.

Objections or submissions may be made in writing to the Director of Services, Roads, Water and Environment, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford not later than 4pm on Friday 5th May 2023.

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Deadline this week – Notice of Rent Review 2023

A Rent Review is currently being carried out for all Social Housing Tenants.

In order to ensure that we have the household correct and up to date details, tenants are requested complete the Rent Review Form regarding their household makeup and income details.  This document has been posted to all tenants but is also available below.

It is the tenant’s responsibility under their Tenancy Agreement to ensure that they submit the correct details to the Council for rent calculation purposes. Failure to return the form fully completed with the relevant proofs of income may result in a penalty rent being applied to the account.

Before returning the completed form, please ensure to include details of ALL occupants and the following relevant documents:

  • If in full/part time employment supply 3 recent consecutive payslips for all household members who are in employment.
  • If Self-employed submit recent Notice of Tax Assessment from Revenue.
  • Aged 18 and over in fulltime education submit proof from school or college.
  • Occupant Moved In provide the date of occupancy and previous address.
  • Occupant moved out provide the date they left and proof of new address.

Please return the form fully completed with relevant proofs of income by Monday 12th June 2023 to the Customer Service Desk, Waterford City & County Council, Bailey’s New St. Waterford X91 XH42, or Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay Dungarvan, Co. Waterford X35 Y326.

Alternatively completed forms and supporting documentation can be scanned to the email address below.

Queries: rentreview@waterfordcouncil.ie | 051 849923

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Recruitment: Executive Planner

We are currently recruiting for the role of : Executive Planner

The Executive Planner is responsible for implementing programmes of work in the Planning Department and for providing a multiplicity of planning services and related services. Executive Planner positions are multi-faceted and may include some or all of the following key service areas:

  • Development Management
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Forward Planning and Sustainable Development
  • Gathering and analysis of Statistics on Development

Closing date is : 4:00 p.m. Thursday, 29th June, 2023

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Reminder: Local Climate Action Plan – Consultation

Waterford City and County Council is preparing a Local Authority Climate Action Plan.

We’re looking for your input into our Local Authority Climate Action Plan. Help us shape appropriate actions to facilitate and enable effective climate action at a local and community level. Our Plan is currently in draft, and the final version will be adopted by our Elected Members before 23rd February 2024.

The Council has been at the forefront of climate action in Waterford for many years. It plays a significant role in the delivery of mitigation and adaption measures at the local level.

Purpose of the Plan:

  • To deliver on national obligations to achieve the National Climate Objective of becoming a Climate Resilient, Biodiversity Rich, Environmentally Sustainable and Carbon Neutral Economy by no later than the end of 2050.
  • To deliver and promote evidence-based and integrated climate action by way of adaptation and mitigation measures, centred around a strong understanding of the role and remit of the local authority on climate action.

How to make a submission:

  • Submissions will be accepted online or via post.
  • All submissions must be received before 5pm on 16/06/23. The contents of your submission may be published.
  • At all times Waterford City and County Council will comply with GDPR guidelines.

To read the draft plan and to make a submission online, please go:

Consultations | Waterford City & County Council (waterfordcouncil.ie)

To make a submission in writing please post to:

Climate Action Coordinator, Waterford City and County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Co. Waterford, X91 PK15

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Recruitment – Beach Lifeguards (Supplementary Panel)

Are you passionate about the beach, water safety, and ensuring the safety of others?

Waterford City & County Council is currently accepting applications for Beach Lifeguards (Supplementary Panel) for Ardmore and Clonea Beaches.

As a Beach Lifeguard, you’ll play a vital role in safeguarding lives and providing a secure environment for beachgoers.

To apply for this opportunity, see https://waterfordcouncil.ie/departments/human-resources/vacancies.htm

The deadline for fully completed applications is fast approaching, so don’t wait! We must receive your application by 4 pm on Monday, 12th June 2023.

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Reminder : Road Closure tomorrow : R683 Passage East Road at Parkswood

R683 Passage East Road at Parkswood

A section of road on R683 Passage East Road at Parkswood towards Passage East from Wednesday June 7th to Friday June 9th will be closed to facilitate road surfacing works.

Diversions will be in place.

Please allow extra travel time for your journey.

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Recruitment: Executive Parks & Landscape Officer

We are currently recruiting for the role of Executive Parks & Landscape Officer.

Waterford City and County Council operates and manages a wide range of public parks, open spaces and public realm areas across both City and County. These vary in scale from small local ‘pocket parks’ in both urban and residential areas to large scale formal public parks along with a number of Nature Parks.

The Executive Parks and Landscape Officer will work as part of the Presentation Team whose remit includes the day to day operation and management of the public parks, open spaces and public realm areas within the urban centres together with planning for the  development and improvement of these areas with a particular focus on the three large urban areas – Waterford City, Dungarvan and Tramore.

Closing date is : 4:00 p.m. Thursday, 29th June, 2023

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