Planning Partnership committed to delivering 15,000 Belfast jobs by 2021

Jim Rodgers addresses the Belfast Community Planning Partnership meeting

A COMMITMENT to drive prosperity in Belfast could create up to 15,000 new jobs over the next three years.

The Belfast Community Planning Partnership yesterday agreed priority actions to drive forward delivery of the Belfast Agenda – the city's plan for delivering long-term improvements in quality of life and economic growth

The Partnership has committed to delivering a range of changes by 2021, including creating up to 15,000 new jobs; supporting 4,000 new business startups; and investing £25 million in health improvement initiatives.

Members of the Community Planning Partnership deliver services to city residents and businesses across a wide range of areas including, education, health, housing, transport, police, tourism, sport, and economic development.

Over the next few months, partners will be working to develop the necessary programmes of work required to deliver the improvements for Belfast.

Jim Rodgers, chair of Belfast City Council's strategic policy and resources committee, which oversees delivery of the Belfast Agenda said it is important that people across the city see results, particularly in areas that affect their daily lives.

“The outcomes we want for local people require all of us to work together. It is vital that city services and communities work in partnership developing innovative ways of working that create positive change in areas such as health and education, job creation and entrepreneurship.

“The Belfast Agenda will help transform our city and that means tangible outcomes that are visible to all who work, live in or visit Belfast.

“Every party in council backs the Belfast Agenda and we are confident that Belfast will continue to be a healthy, economically vibrant, and attractive city for investors and our citizens," he added.


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