‘Newry needs a City Centre Park’ – Councillor Gavin Malone

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

Independent Newry City Councillor Gavin Malone has reiterated calls for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to maintain its vision for a city centre park.

Malone, who topped the poll in the recent council elections, said that a city centre park is essential to promote a green space within a busy urban setting, promoting health and wellbeing and having a park where members of the public and community groups alike can enjoy and be proud of.



Councillor Malone stated, “I’ve supported this issue from the word go and at the moment Newry remains the only city in Ireland that does not have a City Park.

“I will endeavor to work closely with my fellow Councillors and council officials to ensure that the Albert basin park project becomes a reality.”

Last year Newry, Mourne and Down District Council set up a working group to help with the development of the project. Despite having a timeline in place to appoint a project manager early next year Councillor Malone said that delays need to be avoided and that a project manager needs to be appointed as soon as possible.



“I think it is important that we avoid any delays at this stage.

“We have made considerable progress over the past year in relation to this and we need to keep the momentum going.

Therefore, it is imperative that we appoint a project manager as soon as possible.

He added, “I will meet with the Chief Executive over the coming weeks to discuss the Council’s plans moving forward.”



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