Committee for Infrastructure Press Releases

2016 - 2017 Session

Synopsis: Here you will find press releases issued by the Committee during the 2016-2017 session

14/09/2016

Committee criticises delay in issuing blue badges

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has criticised the delays in the issuing of Blue Badges for those with mobility problems.

Reference: CfI 01/16/17

28/09/2016

Committee welcomes online blue badges applications

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the introduction of online applications for blue badges.

Reference: CfI 02/16/17

05/10/2016

Committee visits Connswater Community Greenway

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has today visited the Connswater Community Greenway to see how the park is improving the quality of life for local people.

Reference: CfI 03/16/17

12/10/2016

Backlog of blue badge applications still a problem

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has criticised the Department’s handling of the backlog in issuing blue badges to those with mobility issues at their meeting today.

Reference: CfI 04/16/17

19/10/2016

Committee visits Waterways Ireland HQ

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has today visited the Waterways Ireland headquarters in Enniskillen.

Reference: CfI 05/16/17

21/10/2016

Committee presses Department on Blue Badge backlog

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has pressed the Department on the way they are reducing the Blue Badge backlog at their recent meeting in Enniskillen.

Reference: CfI 06/16/17

26/10/2016

Committee welcomes funding boost

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the £30 million funding boost for infrastructure detailed in the October Monitoring statement.

Reference: CfI 07/16/17

09/11/2016

Committee Gets Behind the Scenes at Translink

Reference: CfI 07/16/17

16/11/2016

Committee welcomes York Street Scheme Go-ahead

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the plans to go ahead with the York Street Interchange Scheme announced yesterday by the Minister for Infrastructure.

Reference: CfI 08/16/17

22/11/2016

Committee welcomes changes for Blue Badge holders

The Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the review of the renewal process for Blue Badge holders, announced yesterday by the Infrastructure Minister.

Reference: CfI 10/16/17

23/11/2016

Committee takes closer look at coastal erosion

The Committee for Infrastructure has today visited the Ards Peninsula to look at the problems of coastal erosion and to meet with members of the Ards Peninsula Coastal Erosion Group.

Reference: CfI 09/16/17

24/11/2016

Committee hosts road safety event

The Committee for Infrastructure hosted an event last night to raise awareness of the importance of improving road safety and to contribute to the debate on the best way to lower road fatalities.

Reference: CfI 11/16/17

07/12/2016

Committee briefed on Belfast city centre traffic solutions

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has today visited Belfast City Council where they heard from the Council, the Chamber of Commerce, Taxi Forum and the Roads Service.

Reference: CfI 12/16/17

07/12/2016

Committee welcomes start of York Street scheme

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the start of legislation that will enable preparations for the York Street Interchange Scheme to begin.

Reference: CfI 14/16/17

07/12/2016

Committee welcomes decrease in Blue Badge backlog

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the decrease in the backlog in processing Blue Badge applications.

Reference: CfI 13/16/17

25/01/2017

Committee disappointed with Translink fare hikes

The Committee for Infrastructure has expressed its disappointment at a Translink fare hike at their last meeting before the election.

Reference: CfI 15/16/17

25/01/2017

£4M funding for York Street Interchange

The Committee for Infrastructure has welcomed the allocation of £4 million to the York Street Interchange Scheme and the announcement that the scheme development will now go ahead.

Reference: CfI 14/16/17

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