West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Council Support for OASIS Project

Published: 4 April, 2013

Sinn Féin Omagh Town Councillor Sean Begley has welcomed the council support for the OASIS project, set to rejuvenate an area of Omagh Town centre. Ambitious plans have been unveiled to transform the Drumragh Avenue car park and Old Market Place areas, with the investment of £4.5 million from the Peace 111 fund.

Speaking after the green light was given by the Environment minister councillor Begley said:

"This is a significant and timely investment into this area of Omagh Town. Although it has been in the planning for a number of years it is good to see the plan given the green light. As a council we voted on Wednesday night to give this project our full support and are anxious to see work commence on the project in the coming weeks and months.

"As well as linking Old Market place and the site of the Drumragh Car Park by a pedestrian bridge the site will also host exercise areas, games tables, fishing stands and an electronic information point. It will also include a covered area with a staged area, similar to a band stand facility. The site will also see a riverside cycle and walk area and will complement the ongoing riverside walk project linking areas such as the Derry road and Strathroy to the town centre.

This is the first phase of transforming the town centre and riverside area which we are looking to further develop in the coming years.CRÍOCH