Docklands Oversight and Consultative Forum

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The newly established Docklands Oversight and Consultative Forum considers and advises the Council and the strategic policy committees of the Council in relation to the formulation, development, monitoring and review of the Council’s policy relating to the performance of the functions of the Council insofar as they relate to the Dublin Docklands Area and in particular in relation to:

  • enterprise and employment;
  • education;
  • housing;
  • planning;
  • the environment, including the natural and built environment, and the amenities of the area and;
  • the interaction of communities

The Forum may consider and advise the Council and the strategic policy committees of the Council in relation to:

  • initiatives of communities in the Dublin Docklands Area which in the opinion of the Forum will benefit such communities, including initiatives in relation to the provision of amenity, recreational, cultural or heritage facilities, the protection or enhancement of the environment and programmes to promote social inclusion and community development and
  • communications of the Council to the public in relation to the performance of the functions of the Council insofar as they relate to the Dublin Docklands Area.

Finally, the Forum may, and if requested by the Council shall, consider and advise the Council and the strategic policy committees of the Council in relation to any of its functions.

Membership on the Forum

                     
           

The Forum consists of a Chairperson and 21 ordinary members and nominated as follows:

  • An independent Chairperson
  • The Chief Executive of Dublin City Council or his nominee
  • 4 Elected Members of the City Council
  • 5 members from among persons selected by organisations which, in the opinion of the Minister, are concerned with or representative of persons engaged in community development in the Docklands Area, engaged in the promotion of the social, economic or general interest of communities in the Dublin Docklands area or represent the general interest of the residents in the Dublin Docklands Area
  • 5 members from among persons organisations which in the opinion of the Minister, are representative of persons engaged in the promotion or carrying out of economic activity (including employment) in the Dublin docklands Area
  • 1 member from an organisation (or organisations) which, in the opinion of the Minister, is representative of persons engaged in the promotion or carrying out of educational activities in the Dublin Docklands Area and
  • 5 members from public authorities which, in the opinion of the Minister, are concerned with or whose functions relate to, any of the functions of the Forum insofar as these matter relate to the Dublin Docklands Area.

*Under the Act it is a matter for the Minister, having consulted with the Council, to prescribe the various organisations and public authorities.

DUBLIN DOCKLANDS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (DISSOLUTION) ACT 2015

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