The Tipperary Town Revitalisation Task force has published it’s action plan.
The plan is available on the Revitalisation website.
The work of the Task Force is complemented by the completion of the Collaborative Town Centre Health Check report compiled under the guidance of the Heritage Council’s CTCHC Programme, which is included in the Programme for Government.
The Task Force was established in 2020 to develop a plan to lead the socio economic development of the town and has identified 100 actions to be completed.
Some of these actions have already been completed or begun. The actions are grouped under 4 categories – Town Identity and Public Realm, Economic Opportunity, Natural Environment and Sustainability and Social Inclusion and Community Wellness.
The pandemic disrupted the work of both reports as it impacted opportunities for engagement and the collection of data in the absence of normal social and commercial activities.
Carmel Fox led the Task Force and highlights that the Social Inclusion pillar of the Strategy and Action Plan is of particular importance for the long term future of the town,
A number of roles have been identified to help deliver the plan and some posts have already been advertised such as a Social Inclusion Coordinator, Sports Hub Coordinator, Tipperary ENGINE manager for the Digital Hub and a Coordinator for the Creative Places programme.
A number of infrastructure projects are also underway including plans for a Youth & Further Education and Training Centre in Dan Breen House on Davis Street and a Food Hub.
The Task Force has 18 members from the Public, Private and Community & Voluntary sectors, and is governed by a Company Limited by Guarantee with four Directors.
The company has a dedicated office on Bridge Street, Tipperary Town, with a full time manager in place to oversee project development.