The Director of Business and Culture presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members. The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ endorsement for Council to act as a delivery-partner with The Executive Office (TEO) on the following schemes identified for potential delivery by DCSDC.
Councillor McKnight expressed her delight with the above report. She commented that visitor numbers were likely to increase as a result of the proposed schemes and positive work was being achieved despite the recent unrest.
Councillor Cusack commented that it was a positive development amongst both communities. She added that it was important to ensure a well balanced approach in terms of need and she looked forward in anticipation to the development of the project.
Recommended that Council acts as a delivery partner with The Executive Office to deliver the following schemes:
· New Gate Arts and Culture Centre
· Gasyard Heritage and Exhibition Centre
Councillor Cooper returned to the meeting at this stage.