Albert Basin Park Moves Ahead With Public Consultation

Public Consultation to Take Place on the Development of Albert Basin Park.

Public Consultation to Take Place on the Development of Albert Basin Park.

A meeting of Newry Mourne and Down District Council Party Leaders was held to discuss the meeting of Albert Basin Park Working Group which took place on Thursday 21 May 2020.

Party Leaders wish to condemn the recent inaccurate reports naming Council officials in relation to the Albert Basin Park development. (Not Down News!)

Social media messaging suggesting that a proposal was made in relation to the Park are inaccurate. 

A 3d vision of the Albert Basin project. It has still to to go through a process of public consultation yet.

The meeting held, and discussion which took place, was in relation to the proposed public consultation process.  The consultation content has not been finalised and will be further considered and scrutinised.

Party Leaders discussed in early March the decision from the Strategy, Policy and Resource Committee meeting of 19 December 2019 to hold a public consultation and key stakeholder engagement.  The public consultation seeks to inform concept designs for a 15-Acre Park at the Albert Basin in Newry. Party Leaders unanimously agreed that it is important the consultation process reflects Council policies and strategies and that it is completely open to all public views on what they wish to see in the Park.

It has also been agreed by the Council that the consultation will be held across the Newry, Mourne and Down area. 

The meeting yesterday was intended to inform the working group that despite the current challenges of COVID-19 that the Council remains committed to progressing the project and that consultation would now be taking place using technology, which would be independently managed by the Council’s appointed consultants who were in attendance at the meeting.

The Party Leaders are Cllr Charlie Casey, Cllr Patrick Brown, Cllr Pete Byrne, Cllr William Clarke, Cllr David Taylor and Cllr William Walker.

Sinn Féin Committed To Deliver 15 Acre City Centre Park for Newry.

Newry City Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has once again reiterated that Sinn Féin is fully committed to the delivery of a top-of-the-range, 15- acre city centre park for the people of Newry at the Albert Basin site. 

Councillor Mulgrew said: “Sinn Féin’s position on the Park has been consistent and remains consistent.

“Our vision for the future of Newry has, at its centre, the construction of a  top-of-the -range 15 acre city centre park at the Albert Basin site.

This Park, once completed, will be a shared space for all. It will make our area more attractive to live in, to work in and to invest in. 

“The park will be a genuine community resource for our people.The people of Newry deserve a city centre park – and Sinn Féin are committed to delivering this”.