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A ship passes the location of the proposed Southern Relief Road bridge over Newry Ship Canal. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
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The finalising of the Belfast Region City Deal moved closer today with the signing of 'head of terms' by Secretary of State, Brandon Lewis.

As one of the participants in the deal Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have three projects that will receive funding from the deal.

Newry City Centre Regeneration Scheme

The project that will receive the least money is the Newry City Centre Regeneration scheme which we believe is due to receive £8M. (We requested information on the official Belfast Region City Deal figures from the Council but were refused) It's understood that the NCCR scheme which includes public realm, a theatre, council offices and Grade A office space will cost a total of £43M, meaning that with only £8M coming from the City Deal (which Newry.ie understands can't be spent on certain elements of the scheme) that the outstanding £35M will have to come from Council or other sponsors.

Southern Relief Road

The Southern Relief Road scheme which would see a road built from the Warrenpoint Dual Carriageway to the A1 will receive £93.4M from the City Deal, the total estimated cost of the scheme at time of application. It is not known if this sum covers the cost of an opening bridge over Newry Ship Canal as part of the project. The Department for Infrastructures preferred option is still for a fixed bridge, which if it goes ahead will spell the end of 250 years of maritime heritage in Newry.

Mourne Mountain Gateway

The Mourne Mountain Gateway includes the establishment of a Visitor Centre in the Mournes and the creation of a mountainside Gondola experience commencing in Donard Park, Newcastle. £30M would be provided by the City Deal with the total project cost at time of application being £44M.

The 1 Billion Belfast Region City Deal which includes £350M funding from the Executive, is an investment across six council areas, which will deliver 20 projects across the region.

First Minister Paul Givan said: “It is, by any measure, a monumental investment when you look at the overall figures. But it is more than justified when you consider the outcomes.

“We’re funding the great potential that exists here, and the promise of a brighter, better tomorrow. As an Executive, we support the innovation and optimism which exists not just here in Belfast, but across the region. And we want to see Northern Ireland thrive.

“Our four City and Growth Deals will help to tackle regional imbalance and allow for additional regional regeneration. They will deliver a balanced spread of benefits across Northern Ireland, expanding connectivity and improving the lives of all our citizens.”

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said: “City Deals are an investment in our future. The Executive is committed to realising the economic potential they offer and maximising the opportunities they present for all.

“The Belfast Region City Deal will be truly transformative for the regional economy and for the people of the area. The scale of the investment reflects the enormous ambition, potential and capability, which is present throughout this whole region. Today’s milestone signing is a significant achievement for all the partners who have worked tirelessly to deliver this Deal and it is an excellent example of what can be achieved when we work together to co-design and co-deliver for the benefit of all our people.”

Finance Minister Conor Murphy said: “This £1billion investment is a game changer for the north. The projects funded by this Deal will create thousands of jobs right across the region. Social value criteria will be used in the award of contracts delivering strong social and environmental benefits including Living Wage jobs.”

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons believes the deal brings a once in a generation investment opportunity in key sectors of our economy. I am keen to drive momentum and support the councils and universities to start delivering projects and this deal provides an important platform as we look to rebuild our economy and drive sustained and inclusive growth."

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: “During my time as Mayor of Belfast I was a signatory to the Belfast Region City Deal Heads of Terms document so it gives me enormous satisfaction to see the vision of that document now realised into the programme of exciting projects which will transform the social and economic fabric of the region. My Department will continue to play a leading role as we work with the councils to deliver the regeneration projects for Bangor, Carrick and Newry which will help to create thousands of jobs and provide a massive boost to the local economy.”   

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said: “I am committed to supporting the delivery of our City and Growth Deals as I believe they have the potential to enhance our economy and increase opportunities for our communities.

“I very much welcome the priority that has been given by the Belfast Region City Deal Partners to advancing the Newry Southern Relief Road and the new Lagan Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge linking Ormeau Park with the Gasworks.  I am also encouraged by the allocation of significant funding to facilitate the future extension of Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT2) to the north and south of the city.

“The Newry Southern Relief Road project will improve connectivity across this island while also reducing traffic flows, lowering emissions and improving air quality within the city of Newry. The new Lagan bridge and BRT2, if full funding can be secured for the latter, will each play distinctive roles in encouraging further active travel and modal shift within Belfast.”

Exciting time for Newry

Welcoming potential progress on the Southern Relief Road part of the deal Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty said it is a huge boost for Newry and that it will have a real impact on the day-to-day lives of our local communities, businesses, residents and shoppers alike.

"The Southern Relief Road will serve to ease the long-standing congestion issues in Newry City Centre by providing a direct arterial connection for freight and HGV traffic transiting from and to Warrenpoint Port. An enhanced cross-border connectivity will also be great news for residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors in our area.  

“This is an exciting time for Newry – from the multi-million pound plans to regenerate our City Centre, the progression of the Albert Basin Park Project, the drive to reopen and revitalise Newry Canal, and of course the announcement by SDLP Minister Nichola Mallon, along with An Taoiseach & Minister Darragh O’Brien that the long-awaited Narrow Water Bridge Project has been given the green light – progress on the Southern Relief Road is just another indicator that Newry is a city very definitely in her stride. 

McNulty believes there is a major environmental benefit to these projects "the development of our infrastructure will lower emissions in our city centre and improve air quality, and the Albert Basin Project will of course act as a carbon sink for Newry, leaving us as a much more climate-conscious city and healthier place to live, work, visit, and do business. I want to thank SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon for her commitment to Newry and her work in ensuring that the Southern Relief Road, and indeed the Narrow Water Bridge Project, both got over the line." he claimed.

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