Local Community Development Committees were established in each County under the Local Government Reform Act 2014, and have been given a statutory remit in developing and co-ordinating the delivery of local and community development programmes in their respective areas.
Kilkenny Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) is a public-private partnership and comprises 19 members drawn from 4 main sectors, namely:
- State agencies (such as the Education & Training Board, the Dept of Social Protection and Teagasc)
- The Local Authority (including local Councillors),
- Economic and Social partners (such as the IFA, Chamber of Commerce, the Family Resource Centres and Kilkenny LEADER Partnership), and
- The local community and voluntary sector.
The main aim of the LCDC is to improve the delivery of local development and community programmes. The LCDC aims to do this through:
- Better strategic planning, and the Committee is currently preparing a Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP) to identify local development priorities for the County over the next 6 years; and
- Better oversight of local development programmes