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Preliminary ground investigating work is progressing at the Albert Basin, in relation to the provision of a 15 acre public park on the site.

Newry, Mourne and Down Council are carrying out the work. An initial timescale suggests the park, which will be built on a modular basis would be complete by the start of 2024.

Industrial equipment at the Albert Basin site.
Industrial equipment at the Albert Basin site. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

Members of the Albert Basin Working Group and Albert Basin Stakeholder Forum of which Newry.ie are a member, were on the site at the weekend announcing the completion of works to the entrance of the proposed City Park.

A Council poster was also unveiled with the words "15 Acre City Park - Coming Soon"

Work completed included the removal and replacement of old fencing, which has tidied the entrance and made the area more open and inviting.

The Albert Basin Park campaign has gained considerable traction in the past few weeks and mentions of the project in Dublin and Belfast just today show the amazing tourism potential the park has for attracting visitors to Newry city.

Members of the Albert Basin Working Group and Albert Basin Stakeholder Forum pictured at the entrance of the proposed 15 acre City Park.
Members of the Albert Basin Working Group and Albert Basin Stakeholder Forum pictured at the entrance of the upcoming 15 acre City Park.

A Queens University Connswater Greenway Symposium in Belfast this morning showed visitors graphics of proposed plans for the park while Wendy Langham, former Project Manager with Connswater Community Greenway  spoke of "The fabulous project in Newry."

A hundred miles away in Dublin the Sailing in Dublin club today spoke of pending council consultation on the project "Fantastic news for those campaigning in Albert Basin Park Project for marina facilities in Newry. The local council is to begin consultation on the Albert Basin Park development next month."

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