Belfast Telegraph

Park gets £670k fund boost

Newtownabbey Borough Council has been awarded £670,000 in funding by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) towards the £1.37 million development of Jordanstown Loughshore Park.

The work aims to improve the infrastructure of the Causeway Coastal Route and enhance the surrounding area.

Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman John Scott, said: “It is great to see the wonderful coastline in Newtownabbey being recognised as the gateway to the Causeway Coastal Route.

“We are excited about this project as it is a prime opportunity for the council to attract more tourists to the borough and for them to be able to explore the coastal walkway with its fantastic panoramas of Belfast Lough.”

Siobhan McCauley, NITB director of product development, said: “It is essential that throughout tourism we are always striving to improve the experience for the visitor to Northern Ireland and NITB is delighted to be supporting this project through the Tourism Development Scheme.

“The work, which will take place at Jordanstown Loughshore Park, will enhance the surrounding area and improve the infrastructure of the world famous Causeway Coastal Route ensuring visitors have a unique and memorable experience.”

The project will include the installation of a new performance area, a new modern amenity block, an extended and refurbished caravan park and the installation of a number of innovative public art pieces along the coastal walkway between Loughshore Park and Hazelbank Park and within Loughshore Park.

The total cost of the project is estimated at £1.37m, with the council providing the remainder of funding.

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