Galway County Council is seeking up to 15 representatives to take part in the public consultation on the Regeneration Masterplan for Tuam.
Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney said: “I would urge all stakeholder groups in the town to seek representation.
“This is a major regeneration project for Tuam and it is essential that all voices are heard.
“The County Council is looking for groups to nominate one representative to the public consultation forum, which will take place over two meetings.
“A public consultation was held in Tuam Library on March 10 and there was considerable interest.
“As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of 16 people can attend the forum meetings in order to observe social distancing.
“It is envisaged that nominees will keep their groups informed on progress, although there will also be online consultation.
“The County Council is hoping to attract representatives from a wide variety of interest groups, including businesses, voluntary organisations, arts and culture groups, sports clubs, history and heritage groups, youth groups, health and education promotion groups,social inclusion groups and TidyTowns and environment groups, as well as local community members and individuals.”
Last year, Minister Canney’s department, the Department of Rural and Community Development, allocated €175,000 from the Rural Regeneration Fund to develop a masterplan for the upgrade and future use of Tuam Town Hall, the railway station site, the old fire station site and the town centre.
The consultation process will inform the future progress of the plan and help identify all the elements required to seek further funding for its implementation.
Groups should register their expressions of interest in the forum by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to Urban and Rural Regeneration Team, Economic, Rural and Community Development, Aras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway H91 H6KX.
Nominations must be submitted before June 28.
For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
June 11 2020