Gas to the West Project - Public consultation events

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Gas to the West is a major energy infrastructure project to extend the benefits of natural gas to thousands more homes and businesses in the west of Northern Ireland.

The project will see the delivery of natural gas to eight towns: Coalisland, Cookstown, Derrylin, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Magherafelt, Omagh and Strabane.

This project is being delivered by Mutual Energy and SGN, with an overall investment of £250 million into the local community.

The project is being supported by the Northern Ireland Executive with a contribution of £32 million.

A major and very important consideration in any strategic infrastructure project of this nature is stakeholder and community consultation and Gas to the West are therefore holding a number of public information events to engage with communities and provide an opportunity for interested individuals to ask questions and meet the project team.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENTS:

Thursday 14 April 2016 Portadown Town Hall 1.00 – 8.00pm

Friday 15 April 2016 Clogher Valley Community Centre, Augher 1.00 – 8.00pm

Tuesday 19 April 2016 Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, Dungannon 1.00 – 8.00pm

Thursday 21 April 2016 Westville Hotel, Enniskillen 1.00 – 8.00pm

Tuesday 26 April 2016 Strule Arts Centre, Omagh 1.00 – 8.00pm

Thursday 28 April 2016 The Bridewell Centre, Magherafelt 1.00 – 8.00pm

Proposal: Extension of the gas network from Portadown to service the towns of Coalisland, Cookstown, Derrylin, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Magherafelt and Omagh including construction of approximately 80km of high pressure (HP) cross country transmission pipeline connected to the existing network; construction of approximately 100km of lower pressure (IP) gas mains primarily within the road network, linking the main (HP) network to the target towns; and construction of four pressure reduction saptations. The key purpose of these events is to present the preferred route for the pipeline and to hear the views of the community and other stakeholders.

Location: Lands comprise a broad route corridor between the towns of Portadown, Dungannon, Augher and Fivemiletown with development of the lower pressure pipeline in the road network connecting Dungannon, Coalisland, Cookstown and Magherafelt; between Augher and Omagh; and between Fivemiletown, Enniskillen and Derrylin.

In addition to these manned public consultation events, display boards, information and feed back forms will also be available at the following locations from Thursday 14 April 2016:

Portadown: Town Hall, 15 Edward Street, Portadown, BT62 3LX

Dungannon: Dungannon Council Office, Circular Road, Dungannon, BT71 6DT

Augher: Clogher Valley Community Centre, 9a Irish Road, Augher, BT77 0EB

Magherafelt: Magherafelt Council Office, Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt, BT45 6EN

Enniskillen: Enniskillen Townhall, 2 Townhall Street, Enniskillen, BT74 7BA

Omagh: The Public Services Centre, 16 High Street, Omagh, BT78 1BQ

Cookstown: Cookstown Council Office, Burn Road, Cookstown, BT80 8DT

Moneymore: Moneymore Recreation Centre, Moneyhaw Road, Magherafelt, BT45 7XJ

Ballygawley: Kelly’s Inn, 232 Omagh Road, Garvaghy, Dungannon, BT70 2DX

Fintona: Fintona Library, 112 Main Street, Fintona, Co Tyrone, BT78 2AE

Fivemiletown: Fivemiletown Library, 67 Main Street, Fivemiletown, Co Tyrone, BT75 0PG

Lisnaskea: Lisnaskea Library, 157-159 Main Street, Lisnaskea, BT92 0JE

Derrylin: McGovern’s Pharmacy, 91 Main Street, Derrylin, BT92 9L