DRD Ministerial Visit to TRIAX

DRD Minister Conor Murphy visited the TRIAX area on Wednesday 19th September 2007, following an invitation from MLA Martina Anderson. The TRIAX Chairperson , Strategy Manager and the BBI Neighbourhood Management Team met with the Minister to discuss a number of issues. These included

  • Greenwalk Lights
  • Central Drive Regeneration Scheme
  • Lecky Road Flyover
  • Ring road/3rd Bridge at Letterkenny Road
  • Resident Parking – Bogside/Bishop St.

TRIAX presented the Minister with a brief on the Greenwalk Lights issue and the work of local representatives over 13 years to have it resolved. The Minister gave ‘solid commitments’ to address these issues and commented that he was awaiting proposals from NIHE on a solution to the Greenwalk Lights issue.


He spoke with a number of residents who explained the problems that the lack of lighting posed for them.

The Minister expressed the view that any reorientation of Central Drive would have to be on a cross departmental basis.

On the Flyover he agreed that that work should begin on an interim scheme to improve the visual appearance of the Flyover pending the development of a longer term strategy to deal with traffic management within the area. Conor Murphy also met a number of residents from the Lisfannon Park area and listened to their views on ‘resident parking’ schemes proposed for the area.


Gerry Quinn of Creggan Country Park also made a submission to the Minister relating to the adoption of roads within the park and other issues which fall within the remit of DRD.

See also: Derry Journal Article