Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Regional Development Committee arranged with the most recent at the top of the list.

11/12/2014

Chair Denounces Increases as "Unfare"

Chair to the Committee for Regional Development has denounced Translink and the Department for Regional Development for the 5% increase to bus and rail fares announced this evening.

Reference: CRD 03/14/15

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09/01/2015

Committee to hold meeting In Ballycraigy Primary School

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26/02/2015

Committee Criticises Department on Release of Papers

The Committee for Regional Development has expressed its extreme disappointment that the Department continues to refuse to provide it with papers critical to their inquiry into the Coleraine to Londonderry railway project.

Reference: CRD 04/14/15

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06/03/2015

Committee Takes Formal Action Against Minister

The Committee for Regional Development has agreed to exercise its statutory powers under section 44(1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 to require the Minister for Regional Development to produce the project assessment review (PAR) report into the Coleraine to Londonderry rail track project. 

Reference: CRD 05/14/15

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23/03/2015

Committee to refer Minister to Public Prosecution Service

The Committee for Regional Development today agreed to refer the Minister for Regional Development to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) for failing to respond to a requirement to produce a Project Assessment Review (PAR) report prepared by the Major Project Authority of the Cabinet Office into the Coleraine to Derry/Londonderry Phase 2 Railway project.

Reference: CRD 06/14/15

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16/09/2015

Committee Condemns Previous Minister and Department Over Belfast Rapid Transit Failures

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development has today expressed its disappointment at the announcement that the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) project will be delayed by a year.

Reference: CRD 01/15/16

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24/02/2016

Committee Stresses Need for Sustainable Drainage to Stop Flooding

The Assembly Committee for Regional Development visited three sites today to see, at first-hand, a number of projects aimed at alleviating flooding. The sites, developed by Transport NI and NI Water, were at College Park Avenue in Belfast; Green Road, Conlig; and Carrowreagh in Dundonald.

Reference: CRD 02/15/16

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