‘Taċ-Ċawla Project’ aims to improve public spaces and provide additional social housing

 - Local - May 25 SHARE ON:

The Ministry for Gozo has given details about an upcoming regeneration project in the zone know as ‘taċ-Ċawla.’ The Government said that “this project aims to improve public spaces and provide additional social housing.” Approved by the Planning Authority in 2019, ‘Taċ-Ċawla Project’ will contribute to the modernisation of the area while addressing the needs of the local community.

According to a Press Release by the Ministry for Gozo the ‘taċ-Ċawla’ regeneration project encompasses two primary objectives: the revitalisation of public spaces and the provision of social housing. By allocating a portion of the land for social housing, the project aims to assist families in need of support while prioritising the development of recreational areas for the residents of the area.

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Gozo Minister, Clint Camilleri, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating that it will create a public space that is in line with contemporary standards. He emphasised the government’s commitment to modernising public areas and expanding recreational spaces throughout Gozo and other Maltese localities.

The holistic project will encompass a land area of 3,750 square meters, with a mere 330 square meters, or less than 9%, allocated to social housing.

The remaining space, totalling three acres, will be transformed into a vibrant recreational area featuring a playing field, outdoor gyms, a water feature-based recreational zone, and extensive landscaping. Furthermore, the existing football pitch will be modernised and expanded by 150 square meters to 850 square meters, allowing for improved training sessions for the Victoria Hotspurs football club and the local community.

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The social housing block will consist of eight apartments, ensuring that families in need of affordable housing have access to suitable accommodations.

The project design places a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability and preservation.

The Ministry for Gozo has assured that no trees will be removed during the regeneration process. The project will enhance the existing greenery by adding additional trees and bushes.

Furthermore, the implementation of a new lighting system and other facilities will contribute to the overall enjoyment and safety of children and residents in the area.

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Opposition spokesperson for Gozo and PN MP Alex Borg, is spearheading the efforts to stop the project. In the past few days, Borg sent a petition to the Prime Minister and took it to Parliament, urging the Government to stop the work. A total of 181 of 273 residents living in a social housing estate in the area, signed the petition.

In addition to this project, the Ministry for Gozo plans to revitalise another abandoned area in the vicinity. A 775-square-meter plot located on Triq Anton Tabone will be transformed into an additional open space for families to enjoy.


Woody Harrelson & Peaky Blinders’ Finn Cole in Malta for movie filming

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Woody Harrelson & Peaky Blinders' Finn Cole in Malta for movie filming

Film and TV stars Woody Harrelson & Finn Cole have been spotted in Malta, as part of their participation in the upcoming project ‘Last Breath’.

Blockbuster legend Harrelson, known for his parts in films such as ‘Now You See Me’, ‘Zombieland’ and ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ joined young star Finn Cole, most recognised from his role in hit series ‘Peaky Blinders’, enjoyed an evening meal at Mdina’s The Fork and Cork.

The Michelin Plate-holding establishment welcomed the stars and went on to post a solo photo with the two, expressing how much of an honour to host the stars.

Harrelson and Cole are the latest stars to visit Malta as part of the ‘Last Breath’ project, with Canadian actor Simu Liu visiting the islands earlier this month.

Currently in production, ‘Last Breath’ is an upcoming deep-sea thriller based on the 2019 documentary about a commercial diver who was stranded at the bottom of the sea with five minutes of Oxygen for over 35 minutes.


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79 year old motorcyclist at risk of dying after accident

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79 year old motorcyclist at risk of dying after accident

Today, at around 1300hrs, police were informed of an accident which had taken place in Dawret Ħal Għaxaq, Ħal Għaxaq.

Police convened immediately on site and preliminary investigations found that a crash had taken place between a Honda motorcycle driven by a 79-year-old motorcyclist resident of Ħal Għaxaq and a Mazda Demio driven by a 41-year-old woman resident of the same locality. 

A medical team was called on site and took the motorcyclist to Mater Dei. He was later certified as having suffered serious injuries. 

Investigations are ongoing. 



The last Brillanti semifinal is here! Who will make it to the finals?

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The last Brillanti semifinal is officially here! 

The dancers, who have fought for their place all the way through, will have one last opportunity to show the judges that they have what it takes to be the finalists.

Judges Patrick, Attila and, of course, Brenda, will have to choose from the very best – some of the most exceptional dancers the islands have to offer. 


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Here’s who is left: Cheryl, Rafael, Benjamin, Federica, Elisa, Nicole, Juliana and Mishelle and Chloe and Miguel. Who will be going home? And who will be staying on for the big finale?

The round this time is Brillanti Goes Me – meaning dancers will have the chance to show who they truly are at this stage of the competition, following all the growth and challenges they faced.

Tune in Friday on ONE at 2030hrs to find out…

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