Architects are to be appointed next month to design the Keem Bay Discovery Point in Achill.
The project was announced in 2014 as one of the major discovery points along the Wild Atlantic Way, but concerns have been expressed about the lack of progress since.
At last month's meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District, Achill-based Fianna Fail Councillor Paul McNamara expressed frustration at the slow progress on the Keem Bay project, which he says will attract huge numbers of visitors to the island's blue flag beach.
He asked for a full report on the project, and at this week's meeting of the authority, a presentation was given on the timescale and work involved.
Environmental consultants will be appointed later this month, as the site is in a designated area, and architects will then be appointed next month.