Decision Making Process for Major Policy Proposals

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Council Meetings

The City Council Monthly Meetings take place in City Hall at 4.00 pm on the second Monday of every month.
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Strategic Policy Committees

A central element to the Reform of the Local Government System (under the programme "Better Local Government - A Programme for Change" 1990) was the establishment of Strategic Policy Committees (SPC's) in each Local Authority.
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Major policy proposals including any public consultation exercises

Road Improvements & Major Schemes

N6 Galway City Transport Project

Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority are collaborating in developing a transport vision for Galway where all elements of transport are working together to achieve and integrated sustainable solution. For further information visit:


Park and Stride

Galway City Council working in partnership with An Taisce Green Schools, City Centre schools and local businesses seeks your support to rollout our Park'n'Stride Scheme in Galway City.
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Galway to Dublin Cycleway

Galway City Council along with the NRA, Galway County Council and the Local Authorities in Roscommon, Westmeath, Meath, Kildare & Dublin are developing a Greenway for Cyclists and Walkers where they will be able to go between Galway and Dublin without using roads.
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Background information relating to major policy proposals and decisions

Galway City Draft Development Plan 2017- 2023

The Draft City Development Plan 2017-2023 sets out the vision and overall strategy for the future sustainable development of Galway City in relation to issues such as Economic Development; Housing; Transportation; Commercial activity; Parks and Recreation; Biodiversity; Arts, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Social and Community Development. It provides the strategic framework to guide and manage development, both in the short and longer term. For further information view:


Ardaun Local Area Plan

The proposed Ardaun Local Area Plan is at pre-draft stage. Consultation is on-going and a variety of methods are being used in order to engage directly with the public, stakeholder bodies and landowners. This includes workshops, meetings/presentations, street conversations, and individual consultations.
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Local Economic and Community Plan

A draft version of the Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) is available. Please note that the LECP is currently a work in progress, for further information view:


Galway City Cultural Strategy

Details of Galway City Council Cultural Strategy will be published shortly.


Galway 2020- European Capital of Culture Bid

Galway is bidding to become the European Capital of Culture in 2020. The bid represents an opportunity for us to come together as a community, to reflect on the uniqueness of our Galway culture and the richness, vitality and diversity of our shared European culture.
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Galway City Age Friendly Strategy 2014 - 2019

As a member county of Ireland's Age Friendly initiative, the Galway Age Friendly City and County programme was launched on the 27th September, 2011. For further information view:


Reports on the operation of public services by the FOI body

Local Government Statutory Audit Report of Galway City Council for the Year ended 31st December, 2014.
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