Community urged to attend meeting about Riverine

COMMUNITIES in Strabane and Lifford are being invited to come along to an information meeting on the new Riverine Project.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm in the Old Courthouse in Lifford and will give the community further information on the delivery of the €8.96million Riverine Project – providing an update on the progress made to date along with a timeline for the development of this iconic project.

The Riverine Project will see the creation of a new shared space that will reach across Strabane and Lifford creating 30 acres of new cross-border community park space and infrastructure.


It will encompass a number of unique elements all designed to encourage greater levels of positive cross-community contact including: a pavilion building; outdoor wetland and park space; a family fun space; cross-border pathways and greenways; and a newly constructed pedestrian footbridge connecting the space across the River Foyle.

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Michaela Boyle said, “This is a truly exciting project and I think it is really important that we acknowledge the vital role played by the community in helping secure €8.96million for the delivery of what will be a transformative shared space. We want to say thank you to everyone involved. Both councils (Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council) acknowledge the success of being awarded funding for the Riverine Project is due in no small part to the huge support, and contribution of, the many local community and voluntary groups from all sectors in the Strabane and Lifford area during the application process.”

Representatives of all community and voluntary groups are invited to attend this event to ensure their views, needs and aspirations for this development for their community are heard.

The role of community and voluntary groups in informing the development of the project and the opportunities for participation will also be outlined at the event.

  • The Riverine Community Information event will be held on November 5 at 7pm in the Old Courthouse, Lifford.

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