O’Dowd in South Belfast to discuss improvement and regeneration projects

Date published: 25 October 2022

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has been on the ground across South Belfast today to discuss improvement and regeneration projects.

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The Minister met with community groups and elected representatives across South Belfast where he discussed how his Department is progressing work to improve the appearance of Finaghy Bridge as well as hearing about the integration of the Belfast Tidal Flood Alleviation Scheme with a proposed community refurbishment of the John Murray Lockhouse in Lower Ormeau. He also visited the Lanyon Place Archways project which aims to convert unused archways in East Bridge Street and plans for a potential pedestrian crossing in Knockbreda Park.

Minister O’Dowd said:

“I very much welcomed the opportunity to get out on the ground in South Belfast today to see for myself and hear from my officials and local communities about a range of improvement and regeneration projects that my Department are working on.   

“My Department will continue to work with local communities to ensure that all these plans are safe, that flood risks are addressed and that importantly local views are heard so that the needs of the community are fully considered when improvement and regeneration projects are being developed.” 

Notes to editors: 

  1. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office at: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk.
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