The Local Government Reform Act, 2014, established the requirement for each local authority to prepare an Annual Service Delivery Plan identifying the services that it proposes to deliver to the public in the year ahead. The purpose of this Plan is to provide a corporate document that highlights the services that will be provided by Tipperary County Council across all directorates in 2015 and has been prepared based on the provisions of the adopted budget of Tipperary County Council for 2015.
Tipperary is the sixth largest county on the island of Ireland, covering an area of c. 4,282 square miles, with a population of 158,652 people accommodated in a network of attractive towns, villages and countryside with a balanced geographical spread across the County. It has a diverse economy with a significant cluster of high-tech industries, third level institutions and infrastructure. Tipperary is also the largest inland County, yet has a diverse range of landscapes, including several mountain ranges; the Knockmealdowns, the Galtees, the Arra Hills and the Silvermines. The southern portion of the County is drained by the River Suir; the northern portion of the county by tributaries of the Shannon which widens into Lough Derg, a spectacular lake on the Shannon river system.
Tipperary has been unified and now operates under a single local authority. For the first time in the history of the county, plans, strategies and projects are being advanced to progress the county as a single entity. Tipperary County Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2019 provides a vision for how we propose to deliver our services working with our communities, our citizens, our elected members and our staff.
The Plan provides a framework of three strategic themes:
- A Strong Economy
- Quality of Life
- Quality Environment
It is the responsibility of all of us who work on behalf of this Council to seek to promote a strong economy with a quality of life and quality environment, which in turn contributes to making Tipperary an attractive and enjoyable county for our communities, our tourists and the business sector.
The Plan is set out on a service delivery department basis and identifies the work programmes for each directorate for 2015.
Tipperary County Council