Portrush Regeneration Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:30 pm on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Paul Givan Paul Givan DUP 2:30 pm, 24th January 2017

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has set up a quarterly public consultation forum for people to come along and make their voice heard. The last meeting of the forum was at the start of January, and the next one is planned for the start of April. Obviously, it is critical that you get input from local people on how the town is developed. The Executive have agreed in principle to an investment of £17 million for Portrush in advance of the Open taking place. This is a real opportunity to capitalise on that event and present all that is good about Northern Ireland. We really have a jewel in the crown when it comes to the golfing potential that exists here and the landscapes that we have. The Open coming to Portrush is too important to miss, and I am pleased that there is now a clear pathway to ensure that we maximise the potential that will come from it.