Digital & Broadband

Waterford’s Digital Strategy

Waterford City & County Council has prepared a Digital Strategy to set the framework of support for communities and businesses to reap the full rewards of a digitally enabled society.

As part of the process, a period of public consultation ran in 2021, with an issues paper thereafter developed with feedback from the consultation and stakeholder engagement. It presented an overview of the strategy framework, set out questions and encouraged discussion that was considered in the Strategy creation. Local input was vital to the entire Digital Strategy process with the Issues Paper stimulating interest and debate resulting in constructive, positive and helpful feedback.

Find our documents below:

  • Digital Strategy 2022-2026
  • Appendices
  • Strategic Issues Paper

  • The development of a digital strategy for Waterford commenced back in early 2018 when a steering group was formed. The four main themes of the digital strategy; are:

  • Digital Infrastructure
  • Citizen/Community
  • Digital Economy
  • Digital Council
  • The working group is charged with developing objectives and actions for the Digital Strategy Implementation Plan under each theme and contributing to the Digital Strategy Report. Waterford’s Broadband Officer is coordinating the digital strategy through the working group and the Department of Communications (DCCAE), the Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD) and their appointed consultants to deliver our local digital strategy.

    A digital readiness assessment was completed in 2018, followed by training at national digital strategy workshops which led to the creation of guidelines for development of local digital strategies. These guidelines are helping to progress to report completion by laying out a strategy roadmap.

    For more information on digital strategy for Waterford please contact the Broadband Development Officer at broadband@waterfordcouncil.ie .

  • See also the National Digital Strategy 2013 here.
  • Contact the Broadband Officer

    058-20835
    Contact: Jack Doyle
    broadbandofficer@waterfordcouncil.ie

  • Information Systems Office, 3rd Floor, Civic Offices, Dungarvan