Translink leaves sustainable legacy in Wallace Park as tree planting marks the end of the Lisburn rail renewal project

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
As the ongoing Lisburn Area Renewals (LAR) project begins to wind down, Translink is continuing to deliver a range of community initiatives in partnership with local organisations, community groups and schools in the Lisburn area that will bring a number of benefits for the local community.

The initiatives are part of an ongoing programme of engagement connected with the essential track works currently ongoing on the rail line in the Lisburn area.

Projects include working with Tonagh Primary School and Tonagh Neighbourhood Initiative to deliver environmental legacies, Live-Life Wellbeing Centre to support long-term community development, and the local charity Sensability, which supports people with learning disabilities, to deliver a programme of musical events called ‘Sensability and Song’.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Together, these will help provide a long-lasting, positive legacy associated with the project in the Lisburn community.

Cllr Thomas Beckett, Chair of Communities and Wellbeing Committee, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, joins Helen Halliday, Senior Programme Manager, Translink, to plant maple trees at Wallace Park in Lisburn to mark the conclusion of the major Lisburn Area Renewals (LAR) project. Pic credit: McAuley MultimediaCllr Thomas Beckett, Chair of Communities and Wellbeing Committee, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, joins Helen Halliday, Senior Programme Manager, Translink, to plant maple trees at Wallace Park in Lisburn to mark the conclusion of the major Lisburn Area Renewals (LAR) project. Pic credit: McAuley Multimedia
Cllr Thomas Beckett, Chair of Communities and Wellbeing Committee, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, joins Helen Halliday, Senior Programme Manager, Translink, to plant maple trees at Wallace Park in Lisburn to mark the conclusion of the major Lisburn Area Renewals (LAR) project. Pic credit: McAuley Multimedia

As part of these initiatives, maple trees have been planted in Wallace Park in Lisburn to mark the conclusion of the project and to leave a positive, sustainable legacy that can be enjoyed by the community in the city for generations to come.

Councillor Thomas Beckett, Chair of Communities and Wellbeing Committee said: “Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council are delighted to be involved in the Lisburn Area Renewals project culminating with planting native trees in Wallace Park today, providing biodiversity and conserving the tree eco-system.

" Apart from the many physical benefits, trees also bring people together as they create a welcoming, calming environment and we are grateful to Translink’s Lisburn Area Renewals project for leaving a lasting legacy.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
Read More
Moira park and ride has been put on hold as Stormont considers reviewing plannin...

Helen Halliday, Senior Programme Manager, Translink, said: “From the start of this project, we have been proactively engaging with the wider community in Lisburn to explain the importance of these essential works and have very much welcomed support from local people, organisations, and representatives across the community.

‘‘We live in a world where focus on sustainability and biodiversity is only getting more important, and Translink is doing everything we can to ensure that we are good and effective environmental custodians of the environment.

‘We are delighted to have been able to add a little to the impressive range of native trees in Wallace Park, Lisburn’s main green canopy, as a permanent, sustainable reminder of the LAR project and the benefits it brings in terms of building a society that is better connected.”

Related topics: