Welcome to Department for Regional Development


TransportNI has announced that a £140,000 road improvement scheme for Newtownards is set to begin on Saturday 10 October ... more
05 October 2015
The public is being invited to give its view on proposed Strangford Lough ferry service timetable changes... more
02 October 2015
TransportNI has started work on a £195,000 resurfacing scheme on the B8 Newry Road, through Mayobridge village... more

Our responsibilities

Road improvement schemes

How the public road network is managed, maintained and developed, as well as delivery of wider transport projects

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Transport initiatives

Belfast Rapid Transit, Belfast on the Move and the Department's transport plans for Northern Ireland

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Roads policies and legislation including the process and licencing requirements for road openings carried out by utility companies

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Public transport

The Department's role in bus, rail and ferry travel including relevant legislation and our supported travel programmes

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Active travel

Sustainable transport policies, primarily focused on cycling and walking in Northern Ireland.

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DRD procurement

Procurement activities, ranging from small-scale to road maintenance and high value construction projects

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Water and sewerage services

Policy in relation to the water and sewerage industry and for discharging the Department’s statutory and other duties

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The Department’s role in air and seaports serving Northern Ireland

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Statistics and research

Statistics and research that inform decision making within the Department’s areas of responsibility

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Regional development

Delivering the Regional Development Strategy 2035

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Our documents

Access to information

How to request information from the Department for Regional Development including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

Management and structure

The Department operates under the direction and control of the Minister for Regional Development. Civil Servants are accountable to the Minister and the Minister is accountable to the Assembly ... more

Contact us

Department for Regional Development
Departmental Co-ordination Unit
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street

Email:  dcu@drdni.gov.uk
Telephone: 02890 540 540 (Text relay prefix 18001)