Limerick City Development Board

The City of Open Governance


Photo: Limerick City

Preparation of this Strategy for Economic, Social and Cultural Development marks a significant achievement in meeting the challenge for more integrated planning and local service delivery in Limerick City. However the role of the Development Board does not stop here. We must now ensure that the strategy is effectively implemented and, most importantly, ensure that it meets the needs and aspirations of all people, agencies and organisations in the City and makes a positive contribution to the region as a whole.

One of the major problems facing the future planning of the City is the fragmented governance of the urban area, with three different authorities responsible for public services and planning. The potential for mis-match between the objectives of the different authorities is obvious and, as such, there is a need for much greater and possibly more formally structured co-ordination of land use and transportation in the urban region.

To achieve this the Board will continue to work towards more integration and co-operation between agencies and organisations at a regional as well as local level and provide opportunities for all people and organisations to have a say in the future development of the City.

Goal 3:

Limerick City will have strong, integrated and inclusive system of Open Governance

Objective 3.1: To facilitate co-operation and integration of Local Authorities and the Regional Authority, agencies and services in the region.
Responsible Organisation: Limerick City Development Board

Objective 3.2: To facilitate a co-ordinated, an inter-organisational approach to all development and services delivery in the City.
Responsible Organisation: Limerick City Development Board

Objective 3.3: To ensure that the Board and all constituent agencies are open and transparent in planning for and delivering services to the community.
Responsible Organisation: Limerick City Development Board

Objective 3.4: To facilitate community involvement in decision making.
Responsible Organisation: PAUL

Objective 3.5: To facilitate business sector involvement in decision making.
Responsible Organisation: Limerick City Development Board

Objective 3.6: To provide ongoing support and training for the community and voluntary sector representatives that are involved in this Strategy process
Responsible Organisation: PAUL

Objective 3.7: To facilitate the process of deriving a functional area appropriate to the development of the City
Responsible Organisation: Limerick City Council


27/06/2007