Greenway announcement another major step towards achieving local benefits, says Ferguson

Announcement of half the funding for a local greenway is another major step towards achieving huge benefits for the community here, Alliance Councillor Rachael Ferguson has said. Councillor Ferguson was speaking after a multi-million-pound funding package was announced to develop a number of greenway projects across Northern Ireland. Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon unveiled the £2.8 […]

Bradshaw welcomes funding for Belfast Greenway projects

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has welcomed a package of close to £1m funding for two Belfast Greenway projects announced by the Infrastructure Minister. The South Belfast MLA stated: “Naturally I am pleased to see the Lagan Gateway Greenway prioritised in this funding package, as that will provide a vital connection both for cyclists and […]

Muir welcomes move to aid delivery of infrastructure projects

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has welcomed the establishment of a Ministerial Advisory Panel on Infrastructure, but said there needs to be a wider focus from the Executive on delivery on such projects. Minister Nichola Mallon said the panel would help bring greener and more sustainable infrastructure but North Down MLA Mr Muir said […]

Lyttle welcomes upgraded crossing linking Braniel with Connswater Greenway

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed announcement of a major investment in a toucan crossing, linking Braniel with the Connswater Greenway, saying it marks the culmination of a long-running campaign. The Department for Infrastructure said the £288,000 pedestrian and cyclist signal upgrade on the A55 Knock Road dual carriageway, at its junction with […]

Muir: Joint Ministerial approach needed for bus and coach operators

Alliance Infrastructure and Finance Spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has called on a joint approach from the Infrastructure and Economy Minister to deliver a support package for Private Bus and Coach Operators who face a bleak future without assistance. Speaking after he help a meeting with operators on Tuesday, Mr Muir said this “key part of […]

Joint approach needed to protect haulage industry, says Muir

Alliance MLA and Infrastructure Spokesperson Andrew Muir has called upon the Ministers for Economy and Infrastructure to work together to bring forward a package of support for local hauliers. The Alliance MLA made the call after it became clear in recent Assembly debates with the Finance Minister that a package of assistance from the Department […]

UK Government needs to step in with rescue package for airports, says Blair

The UK Government needs to step in with a rescue package for local airports, Alliance MLA John Blair has said. Mr Blair was speaking after Belfast International Airport told staff to expect voluntary redundancies, after management warned it did not see air travel ‘returning to pre-COVID-19 levels for a few years’. It is estimated up […]