Current Public Consultations 2017

From time to time, Waterford City & County Council asks for the public's input and opinion on proposed developments in Waterford. Different projects and plans may have periods of public consultation, during which members of the public can make observations on proposed developments or can contribute ideas to proposed projects.

Projects regarding which the public's opinion/consultation is currently requsted are listed below:


Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2017


Waterford City and County Council will administer the 2017 Town & Village Renewal Scheme funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. The focus of the Town & Village Renewal Scheme is on improving the economic development of rural towns and villages and making them more attractive places to live and work and increase their tourism potential.

Waterford City & County Council now seeks expressions of interest from towns and villages for funding of suitable projects under this initiative. Expression of interest forms and details of the Scheme outline can be obtained by e-mailing and completed expression of interest forms are to be returned before 5.00pm Tuesday 16th May 2017.

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 2017 Town & Village Renewal scheme.

See also

  • Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs website
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    Waterford Metropolitan District Council (Appointed Stands Amendment No 2) Bye-Laws, 2017

    CONSULTATION END DATE(S): 5pm, 11th MAY 2017

    The Metropolitan District of Waterford in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 131A of the Local Government Acts 1925 to 2014, Section 25 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 as commenced on April 6, 2014 by Article 2 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013 (Commencement) Order 2014, hereby gives notice that it has prepared Draft Appointed Stands Bye-Laws for the regulation and control of appointed taxi stands in respect of the area comprising the Metropolitan District of Waterford.

    The Draft Bye-Laws are available for inspection below and during normal office hours from Wednesday 29th March 2017 to Thursday 27th April, 2017, at the Council’s Customer Services Departments in the Civic Offices, Dungarvan and Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.

  • Customer Services Department, Bailey’s New Street, Waterford.
  • Customer Services Department, Civic Offices, Co. Waterford.
  • The Council will consider any submissions or observations made in writing regarding the Draft Appointed Stands Bye-Laws by any of the means below, to be received before 5pm on Thursday 11th May, 2017.

  • Email:
  • Online: Online submission form
  • By Post: to Mr. Fergus Galvin, Director of Services, Waterford City & County Council, Roads Department, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, marked "Waterford Metropolitan District Council (Appointed Stands Amendment No 2) Bye-Laws, 2017".

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    Better Energy Communities Scheme 2017


    Waterford Energy Bureau / Waterford City and County Council Environment Department are seeking to engage with community groups and businesses to partake in partnership with WCCC in submitting a funding application for energy efficiency and renewable energy Technologies installations under the Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland under the “Better Energy Communities scheme 2017”. Funding is available for cross sector projects for increasing the energy performance of buildings, community facilities and transport systems.

    Level of Funding available includes:

  • Private Sector Buildings (up to 30% grant funding)
  • Commercial organisations (up to 30% grant funding)
  • Voluntary / Community-based organisations (50% grant funding)
  • Public sector non-residential works. (30%-50% depending on project)
  • Renewable energy technology that can be funded include biomass boilers, solar water heating, solar PV, heat pumps and combined heat and power plants. Eligible energy efficiency upgrades that are eligible under the scheme include heating upgrades, pumps, insulation, windows, doors, LED lighting, transport equipment etc.

    The grant application will be submitted by mid February and only projects proposed by the end of January will be considered within an overall grant application value up to €1,000,000. Subject to grant approval all related works have to be completed by October 2017. Expressions of interest can be submitted to

    See also the Sustainable Energies Ireland website for application forms and further information.

    These periods of public consultation have closed. To enquire about a project, please call 0761 10 20 20 or email us