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Waterford City / South Kilkenny boundary to be reviewed

Commission to be established to review boundary and new plans for North Quays redevelopment.

Minister of State, Paudie Coffey, TD, has announced that a Boundary Commission will be established to review the current Boundary between Waterford City and South Kilkenny. Minister Coffey said the Commission would look at the boundary from a planning and development perspective and would look to ensure historic and cultural ties were respected in any recommendations that are to be made. Minister Coffey also said there are exciting new plans for the re-development of the North Quays that will transform Waterford City and ensure its place as the main urban centre in the South East Region.

"The Boundary Commission that I have worked to establish will have 3 members on it and will take full account of current demographic and relevant spatial and socio-economic factors. It will take account of the need for effective and efficient local government but the Commission will have regard to the identity and cohesion of local communities. I expect that the Commission will report back with its recommendations no later than the end of November 2015.

"I believe that the decision to establish the review of the boundary is in the interests of good planning and sustainable... Read more »»

Waterford City / South Kilkenny boundary to be reviewed

Waterford City / South Kilkenny boundary to be reviewed

Mayor opens book of condolences for Berkeley tragedy victims

Mayor opens book of condolences for Berkeley tragedy victims

The Mayor of the Waterford Metropolitan District, Cllr Lola O’Sullivan has open a book of condolence for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in San Francisco to allow the people of Waterford to express their sympathies to the families and... Read more »»

North Quays not main priority City Centre must come first – Deasy

Waterford Fine Gael TD John Deasy says redeveloping the North Quays is not the main priority when it comes to getting government funding for the City.

"The top priority remains the NAMA/Michael Street development incorporating a glazed Apple Market area. There is an absolute necessity to develop a major retail sector in Waterford city. The second priority is completing the Waterford Greenway between Dungarvan and the City, and the third is the regeneration of Tramore town centre.”

He said: "Discussions with the Departments of...


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