Newly-Proposed 95,000 Square Metre Park Being Dubbed 'The Salini Of The South'

The regional park would stretch along the fortifications in Bormla, Żabbar and Fgura

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A park which is set to cover 95,000 square meters of the Żabbar, Fgura, Għajn Dwieli and Bormla areas was proposed to be built alongside the fortifications close to Malta's eastern coast. If completed, this would make the regional park one of the largest on the island.

The proposal, being dubbed “The Salini of the South”, sees a very ambitious plan laid out for the immense area. 

As reported by MaltaToday, the 95,000 square metre regional park would include a giant picnic area, a dirt car track, jogging tracks, walking tracks, zip lining area, dog park, a beach volley area, an outdoor gym, adventure areas and a skatepark. In other words, pretty much the dictionary definition of "something for everyone".

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The extensive area where this is planned to be built currently includes a large green area and will go along the Polverista, Żabbar Gates, St. Aloysius bastions and also the St. James bastions. 

It was also identified as a site that needs to be upgraded, even though only small environmental improvements are allowed in it. 

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If this proposal happens, it will definitely change the whole surrounding area forever.

The application has been presented by Chris Bonnett, Senior Consultant at the Parliamentary Secretariat for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations. 

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Chiara Micallef