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Department for Regional Development


Michelle McIlveen has announced an embargo on planned road works on major routes into Belfast and Lisburn ... more
30 November 2015
Minister Michelle McIlveen today announced an embargo on planned road works on major routes into Londonderry... more
27 November 2015
Michelle McIlveen announces the start of a £135,000 major resurfacing scheme on the B31 Armagh Road, Newtownhamilton... 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.

The Minister

Department for Regional Development

Michelle McIlveen MLA was appointed as Minister for Regional Development in the Stormont Executive on Tuesday 20 October 2015.


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)