Cork City Council has announced the launch of the Draft Cork City Heritage and Biodiversity Plan.
This five-year action plan and includes projects on Archaeology, Built Heritage Cultural and Natural Heritage.
The aim of the Draft Heritage and Biodiversity Plan is to protect, enhance, promote and restore the heritage and biodiversity of Cork City and to place the care of our heritage at the heart of the community.
The Draft Plan sets out four themes on Heritage and Biodiversity which are promote best practice and encourage heritage and biodiversity conservation and management, be at the forefront of research and education, and support training in heritage and biodiversity related fields, raise awareness, appreciation, engagement with and enjoyment of heritage and biodiversity, communicate the heritage message to a citizens and visitors alike, increase the level of social, economic and tourism activity for heritage and biodiversity in the city.
Welcoming the launch of the Draft Cork City Heritage and Biodiversity Plan, Deputy Chief Executive Brian Geaney said:
“We are delighted to today launch the robust and ambitious Draft Cork City Heritage and Biodiversity Plan which will act as a guiding document to support, enhance, and promote the heritage and biodiversity of our city. Cork City Council is furthermore very strongly demonstrating our commitment to Heritage and Biodiversity in Cork City by advertising for the appointment of a Biodiversity Officer and Ecologist who will assist in delivering the actions of the Plan”.