SDLP Group Leader councillor Margaret Anne McKillop has welcomed an £8.1m investment in a new leisure centre for Ballycastle.
The £15m project has received part-funding from the British government’s Levelling Up Fund.
Councillor McKillop said the project had the potential to be transformational for the area.
Councillor McKillop said:
“I’m delighted that after many years of campaigning for the establishment of a new first-rate leisure centre in the Ballycastle area we have been awarded this significant funding to make the project a reality.
“I have been highlighting the lack of indoor facilities in the area for some time and this new leisure centre with its gym and indoor pool will provide an important community space, particularly during the winter months in poorer weather conditions.
“I look forward to seeing work begin on this key project that has the potential to be transformational for people living in this area. Ballycastle deserves the same facilities as every other part of our council area and I will keep fighting to ensure that’s the case going forward.”