North Tipperary County Council has established a Community and Enterprise office to support the North Tipperary County Development Board.
North Tipperary County Development Board was established in April 2000. The Board brings together representatives from local government, local development organisations, social partners (including the community and voluntary sector) and state agencies active at local level. The Board has prepared and is implementing a comprehensive strategy for the economic, social and cultural development of North Tipperary. It also promotes and fosters the co-ordination and integration of public service delivery at local level. The Board strives to work in a participative way, in consultation with all relevant bodies and interests within the county. This includes linking with the community and voluntary sector through the newly established North Tipperary Community and Voluntary Association.
In 1998, the Government established an Interdepartmental Task Force to address the issue of the integration of the Local Government and Local Development systems. The Task Force issued two reports:
The Task Force looked at how the activities of various organisations could be co-ordinated in a more effective way at local level. It identified that a major difficulty for planning and delivery of public services at the local level is the absence of a single template to guide the activities of the many public sector agencies operating within the county. In order to address this, the Task Force recommended the establishment of a County Development Board in each county (or City Development Board in each city) which would consist of broad sectoral representation and which would work towards a single strategy for the county.
2011 North Tipperary County Development Board Newsletter - PDF Document (2.75 MB)