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Major Isle of Man development projects to be driven by new team

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Department of Economic Development is leading a new team which has been established to deliver an increased focus on getting Government working together better to deliver development of some of the major development sites across the Isle of Man. 

The team is being co-ordinated by the Department but also includes existing members of the Department of Infrastructure (DOI), (notably Planning and Highways Divisions), Treasury, the Cabinet Office and the Attorney General’s Chambers.  

Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK commented: 

‘Major developments have a key role to play in the future economic success and quality of life of the Isle of Man, which is why my Department is leading and co-ordinating this ‘virtual’ development team.

‘New projects can encourage further economic benefit for the Isle of Man by helping to create jobs and through stimulating valuable work for the Island’s Construction sector. 

‘There is a need for Government to approach major development differently and more effectively in order to capitalise on planned projects such as the Central Douglas Masterplan and to drive projects forward which directly support the opportunities identified in the Vision2020 strategy. 

Steve Moore will be the Team Co-ordinator on behalf of the Department of Economic Development and he joins the Department on a 2 year fixed term appointment from his previous role in the Department of Infrastructure. 

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