Westport Town Council -- Works Programme

By: Westport Town Council  05/12/2011


The Road Works Programme is agreed by the Council early each year.    A copy of the 2011 programme may be viewed below.

Quarterly Progress Reports on the Road Works Programme are presented at Council meetings.

2011 Works Programme


Westport Greenway

In 2009 Westport Town Council was successful in an application for funding from the Department of Transport to upgrade and extend the existing Railway Walk into a high standard Greenway facility.  The Greenway facility caters for cyclists and pedestrians and has significantly improved links to adjacent housing developments, schools and municipal parking areas.

The Scheme comprises two sections and has an overall length of 3.50km.  The first section extends from Westport Quay to Altamont Street and includes connections to adjacent residential areas.  The second section extends from Altamont Street to Knockranny via the refurbished viaduct and includes a new access at Altamont Street.  See

for further details and Map.  The Westport Greenway has also been designated as a


Westport Smarter Travel

Smarter Travel Policy
'Smarter Travel - A Sustainable Transport Future' is the new transport policy for Ireland for the period 2009 - 2020.  The policy complements Transport 21 which recognises the vital importance of continued investment in Transport to ensure an efficient economy and one which promotes more sustainable transport modes such as walking, cycling and use of public transport.

The Department have established a Fund of €50m which will be invested in the development of 5 demonstration towns for sustainable transport over the next five years.  These towns will be chosen by way of a two stage open National Competition.

In October 2009 Westport Town Council, in association with Mayo County Council, entered Westport Town and Environs in the National Competition.  This Stage 1 bid included an ambitious and innovative Smarter Travel Plan for Westport incorporating contributions made by a broad range of key stakeholders including community groups, Schools, Businesses, and the public.  The bid proposed a €6m investment for sustainable transport infrastructure including premium greenways (cycle and walkway) infrastructure, cycle friendly roads, home zones, and the development of a new travel centre at High Street Carpark to facilitate cycle and bus transport, as well as the reductions of speed limits to 30kph in key areas.

Success in the Competition could result in Westport becoming one of only a handful of nationally designated Smarter Travel demonstration towns and would provide significant funding to induce a modal shift from car use towards more sustainable methods of travel.

In December 2009, The Department of Transport announced  that Westport is one of eleven towns shortlisted to proceed to Stage 2 of the Competition for Smarter Travel Areas.  Announcement of the overall winners is eagerly anticipated.
The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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Westport Town Council -- Environment

Green Schools' is an international environmental education process which promotes environmental action and awareness amongst schoolgoers. While many of Westports have achieved their 4th Green Flag, Gaelscoil na Cruaiche and Holy Trinity have started on their 5th Green Flag. Environmental issues move out of the curriculum and into the day-to-day running of the school.


Westport Town Council -- Recycling and Waste Management

There are two main types of recycling facilities in Mayo for use by householders: Recycling bring-banks are located in most towns and villages. There are two such facilities in Mayo: Rathroeen, Killala Road in Ballina and Derrinumera, near Newport Town, on the Castlebar-Newport Road. These are the familiar "bottle banks" and contain facilities where the public can recycle bottles and jars as well as drink cans.


Westport Town Council -- Housing

Capital Assistance Scheme: under this scheme voluntary housing bodies provide accommodation, generally one or two bedroom units, to meet special housing needs such as those of the elderly, disabled, homeless or smaller families. If you have been a tenant of a Local Authority house for at least one year, you may apply to the local authority from which you rent your house to purchase it either outright or by way of shared ownership.


Westport Town Council -- Planning

Advertise proposed application in any of the approved newspapers and submit this notice with application within 14 days of the advertisement. Development Plans and Local Area Plans.