Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has welcomed progress in the plans for a state of the art leisure facility in Dungiven.
Speaking after the announcement of a design brief for the project, the east Derry MLA said: “This much needed project has taken a major step forward now that it has moved to the design stage.
“Now that has happened we can look forward to drawing down the £2.5m announced by Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín as well as reciprocal funding from the new Causeway Coast and Glens Council.
“The local community in Dungiven will be pleased with the progress on this leisure facility.
“At one stage it looked like this project may not go ahead but hopefully now common sense has prevailed and it can proceed.”