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Department for Regional Development


McIlveen announces start of tender process to appoint contractor for £130million York Street Interchange ... more
15 March 2016
McIlveen visits Castle Gardens Primary School in Newtownards to see recently installed controlled pedestrian crossing... more
15 March 2016
McIlveen announces changes to Blue Badge Scheme to make applying for the on-street parking concession even easier... 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 supplies and services, and small-scale works to major road maintenance and high value capital 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) 

You can contact any specific member of senior staff in the Department through the main Departmental e-mail address by naming the officer you want your correspondence forwarded to.