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25/09/2020

Capital plots its economic recovery

Words: Roger Milne
Belfast

Belfast City Council has detailed its priorities and the resources it will commit to the capital’s economic recovery as it confronts the Covid-19 emergency.

Actions include working with government departments to implement a £3 million Revitalisation Fund to support the planning and safe reopening of the city and key arterial routes.

The council has committed to delivering the £3.4m Forth Meadow Community Greenway project and will invest £8m in the redevelopment of Avoniel Leisure Centre and £17m in the restoration and extension of Templemore Baths. As well a new £8 million neighbourhood regeneration fund will be progressed.

As part of the strategy the council will identify investment opportunities for the development of clean energy infrastructure and explore zero-emissions transport infrastructure.
Also targeted will be a programme of investment in tourism assets, infrastructure or products that will attract additional footfall – including plans for a major transformational visitor destination that would serve as a catalyst for the economic, social and cultural regeneration of the city centre.

Read more: Belfast City Council

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