Public Consultation: Traffic Calming Scheme, R677 Tech Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford

Public Consultation: Traffic Calming Scheme, R677 Tech Road, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford

Waterford City and County Council proposes to undertake the construction of traffic calming scheme in the form of a raised table area to reduce the speed of vehicular traffic near the entrance of St. Declan’s Community College Secondary school, Kilmacthomas along the R677, Tech Road. A controlled crossing point in the form of Traffic Lights exists at this location and will be retained. The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed at an existing controlled crossing point which is used regularly and in particular more frequently during school opening and closing hours. The implementation of the traffic calming scheme will create a safe environment for all road users with a strong emphasis on non-motorized road users.

Drawings are available for inspection below and during normal office hours from Wednesday 31st July to Tuesday 27th August, 2019 at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the proposal. Submissions should be lodged with Ms. Aideen Jacob, Administrative Officer, Roads Department, Waterford City & County Council, Menapia Building, The Mall, Waterford or by email to ajacob@waterfordcouncil.ie to be received before 4.00pm on Tuesday 10th September, 2019.

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Temporary Closure of Archives

Waterford Archives will be closed on Friday 9 and 16 August in Dungarvan, 1pm-5pm. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please contact the Archivist at archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie or 0761102144 with any queries.

Beidh Cartlann Phort Láirge dúnta ar an Aoine, 9 agus 16  Mí Lúnasa i nDún Garbhán, 1 i.n.-5i.n. Gabh mo leithscéal as aon mhíchaoithiúlacht. Má tá aon cheisteanna, déan teaghmháil leis an gCartlannaí ar archivist@waterfordcouncil.ie nó 0761102144.

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Temporary “No swimming notice”: Stradbally Cove

TEMPORARY ADVICE NOT TO SWIM.

Bathers are temporarily advised not to swim at Stradbally Cove due to recent heavy rain.

Waterford Council will continue monitoring and will give updated advice in due course.

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Road Closure Arrangements – Waterford Walls Festival 2019

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 4.00pm on Friday, 23rd August to 12.00am on Sunday, 25th August, 2019 to facilitate the Waterford Walls Festival 2019.

Road to be closed:
• L1502 O’Connell Street (from junction with Thomas Hill L15021 to
junction with Gladstone Street L5501)

Diversion Route:
• No access to Thomas Hill L15021 from Meeting House Lane L15022.
Traffic will be diverted to Gladstone Street L5501 via Sargent’s Lane.
• Thomas Hill will operate one way, northbound only.

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 13th August, 2019.

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Public Consultation for North Quays Transport Hub opens

Planning application comes as Waterford is buoyed by investment in Airport and Greenway

Plans for a state-of-the-art Transport Hub on Waterford’s North Quays go on public
display today (26 July) at Waterford City and County Council offices and online. The Transport Hub is part of a transformative urban regeneration project, which will see the redevelopment of the eighthectare North Quays site into a modern mixed use development with an hotel, offices, apartments and 50,000 square meters of retail, hospitality and entertainment space.

Waterford City and County Council’s Part 8 planning application proposes the construction of a new train station to replace the existing Plunkett Station. The planning in the city’s designated Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) also includes a new bus set down area and short-term parking facilities. This latest milestone for the North Quays’ development comes at a time of significant investment for the county and region with multi-million euro funding recently announced for Waterford Airport, Waterford
Greenway, and the Kilkenny Greenway from Waterford to New Ross. Councillor John Pratt, Mayor of Waterford City and County Council said: “It’s fantastic to see the
innovative North Quays development take a significant step forward with the Part 8 planning application for the Transport Hub. This will be one of Ireland’s most modern transport hubs, linking the city’s rail and bus services and dramatically improving access from north to south. It will be transformative for those living and working in Waterford — connecting with the Greenway, the proposed sustainable transport bridge and an enhanced road network.”

Further developments for the SDZ, which is a project under Project Ireland 2040, will see Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland imminently submit a planning application for the eight-hectare real estate mixed-use scheme on Waterford’s North Quays and An Bord Pleanála decide on the Planning application for the Sustainable Transport Bridge to the South Quays. In making their decision on the new Sustainable Transport Bridge across the River Suir, An Bord Pleanála has sought further information on a specific issue relating to the visual impact of the vessel protection system on the opening section of the bridge. Waterford City and County Council will be responding in the next two weeks but there will be no impact on project timelines.

Waterford City and County Council Chief Executive, Michael Walsh added: “The ground-breaking Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland scheme, together with the Transport Hub and the Sustainable Transport Bridge, will transform Waterford into a modern city quarter. The North Quays’ offices and accommodation will provide for a range of enterprises and up to 1,500 jobs primarily targeted at Foreign Direct Investment. In total, 2,300 jobs will be generated by the development and a further 1,000 in strategic industrial lands.These additional jobs alone will generate consumer spend in excess of €50m
per annum and lead to an estimated annual footfall of 2,500,000.

“We are a city undergoing huge transition, with 5,000 additional jobs expected by 2025 and Waterford’s tourism numbers to double by 2025 to one million. The North Quays, the development of Mount Congreve as a world class visitor experience and the Government’s recent €2.65 million investment in the Waterford Greenway and €5 million in Waterford Airport, firmly places Waterford as the gateway city of the south east. Waterford is driving forward with the delivery of a forward-looking urban centre that will make it the most cost competitive regional city in Ireland, accelerating regional growth over the long term, and supporting a stronger national economy.”

Waterford City and County Council have submitted a bid for €104.5m to fund the North Quay development via the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, with matching funding at a local level accounting for a further €34.8m. Part 8 comes following extensive work by Waterford City and County Council with Coras Iompair Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann.  Further elements in the Part 8 include associated works such as alterations to the existing bus depot site, upgrades to the drainage network and flood defence works. The planning application is available for inspection at the Council’s offices in Waterford City and Dungarvan until 23 August. It is also available
to view at www.waterfordcouncil.ie/projects/public-consultations/index.htm 
–ENDS—

NOTES TO EDITOR
Plans for the proposed Transport Hub are available for inspection at Waterford City & County Council, Customer Care Desk, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford; and Waterford City & County Council’s Civic Offices, Davitts Quay, Dungarvan. They can be viewed from 9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday until 23 August 2019 (excluding Bank and Public Holidays). It is available to view online at www.waterfordcouncil.ie/projects/public-consultations/index.htm

Online submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated may be made in writing to the local authority, online at http://bit.ly/NorthQuays-Part8s no later than 6th September 2019.

About Falcon Real Estate Development:
Falcon Real Estate Development is an independent company. It aims at developing a significant portfolio of Real Estate projects. The company strategy is to source, develop and operate a quality range of assets in European Growth Markets to reflect the strength and innovation delivered in the home markets of the company’s owners.

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Get ready for the GAA World Games in Waterford!

Getting ready for the GAA World Games!

Mayor John Pratt welcomes Pat Daly, GAA Director of Games Development & Research back to Waterford  

 Waterford is set to become the 3rd host of the Renault GAA World Games. The magnificent WIT Arena in Carriganore will be the venue for the majority of the action. An opening parade in Waterford City Centre will kick off proceedings in stunning fashion on the evening of July 28th, and following this, four action-packed days of Gaelic Games action across 7 pitches, comprising of 100 teams and 1300 players will ensue.

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Free Electrical Recycling Day 2019

FREE ELECTRICAL RECYCLING DAY 2019
Saturday August 17th, Tesco Tramore Car Park

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Launch of GAA World Games

This Sunday, 28th July, the launch of the Renault World GAA Games 2019 will take place in Waterford city centre.

At 6.30pm, a parade of 1,200 players from across the seven continents will leave Waterside carpark, going via The Apple Market and Michael Street into Arundel Square for 7pm, where the Games will be formally launched.

Then the celebrations commence with entertainment, music and dancing from local and international groups. It promises to be a lively, fun filled, family friendly event which will finish at 9pm. All are welcome.

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Revised Household Waste Disposal Charges at Civic Amenity Sites

Revised Household Waste Disposal Charges at Civic Amenity Sites which become effective at both Kilbarry & Dungarvan Civic Amenity Sites from the 6th August 2019.

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