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Come Clean on Albert Basin Funding and Future – Grant

The Workers Party’s Nicola Grant has called on the Department for Finance to act immediately to re-assure local people that the £16.2 million funding for the Albert Basin Park project is secure and will remain available to the Council and the project development team.

“There is considerable concern locally that slippage on the original timetable may result in a loss of funding or major changes to the Albert Basin Project”, she said.

“This scheme represents a very significant development for our city and surrounding areas. It is imperative that public assurances on its funding and future are clear and unambiguous. Those statements must be provided immediately”, Nicola said.

“It is also vitally important that the Council and the project team recommit to including the full range of initiatives and facilities as originally promised, including the Skatepark which featured so highly in the public consultation. Concerns and speculation will only grow if a full and thorough update on the funding and facilities is not forthcoming”, Nicola concluded

ENDS

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