Communities Minister Paul Givan has confirmed that his department is continuing to work with Council to see if more regeneration projects can be delivered for Portstewart in time for the 2017 Irish Open.
This was in response to a question from DUP MLA Maurice Bradley who asked for an update on the revitalisation of Portstewart prior to the Irish Open in 2017.
Minister Givan said : “A major public realm scheme was completed in Portstewart town centre and promenade in July 2016 at a cost of £1.5 million. It was jointly funded by my Department and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.”
“This follows on from a £260,000 investment by my Department in a revitalise scheme for property owners in Portstewart which was completed in 2014.
“My officials continue to work with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council officials to determine if any other regeneration schemes could be delivered in the short time available before the Irish Open in July 2017.”