This Budget builds on the vision statement set out in the Corporate Plan adopted by the Members earlier this year to be “Ambitious for our communities, demanding of ourselves and working to a shared purpose to deliver prosperity across the county”: It seeks to deliver on the Corporate Plans three strategic themes of a Strong Economy, Quality of Life and a Quality Environment.
Over the past 12 months, the Council has been particularly active in progressing measures to underpin economic recovery, nurture a positive environment for job creation and enhance towns and villages.
- The opening of the Questum Centre and active marketing of the Tipperary Science and Technology Park at Ballingarrane, Clonmel.
- Purchase of the Kickham Barracks site and completion of the planning process for a new town centre plaza in Clonmel.
- Completion of new town parks in Nenagh and Thurles.
- Purchase of the Roscrea Business and Innovation Park.
- Securing Redz inititiative funding for Fethard, Tipperary, Nenagh and Clonmel.
- Roll-out of a range of town centre initiatives including the commercial incentives scheme, painting scheme, Christmas retail support programme and engagement of a retail expert to work with town centre business fora.
- Commencement or completion of tourism projects along the River Suir Blueway, Lough Derg and Butler Trail.
- Development with the Tipperary Tourism Board of the first all-county tourism website.
Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. In partnership with the National Commemorative Programme and our local communities, Tipperary County Council has put in place a series of events to mark the Centenary. Financial provision has been made in the Draft Budget to complement national funding to support this Programme of Events.
For further information, please view the full adopted budget below.