Minister of State Dara Calleary TD has welcomed confirmation that Consultants have been appointed by Mayo County Council to establish the potential and finalise a development plan for The Quay in Ballina.
Calleary said: "The development of The Quay in Ballina is a long-standing ambition of mine, of the Ballina Municipal Council and of the wider community. Initial plans have been drawn up and initial funding has been secured.
"I am now pleased to report that progress has been made over the summer months with the appointment of Henchion + Reuter Architects as Consultants. This is a very experienced team of consultants and discussions are to commence next week with relevant stakeholders to include Ballina Area Councillors, Moy Valley Resources, Inland Fisheries Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, the Quay Maritime Museum Committee and other clubs/organisations based in the locality.
"Additionally if any individual member of the public wishes to make their opinions known, please feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will bring all ideas, proposals etc to the attention of the consultants.
"Recent developments such as the initiation of the Ballina Urban Adventure Hub (Sup and Kayaking ) which I was delighted to secure funding for from the Dormant Accounts Fund has shown the potential that exits at The Quay.
"I am committed to delivering the funding from central government to ensure this redevelopment project becomes a reality – but it is important that the local clubs and organisations and the wider general public get involved in the consultation process."