WORK is progressing on Caernarfon's multi-million-pound regeneration projects.

The Welsh government’s housing and regeneration minister Rebecca Evans visited the town to see the schemes being led by Gwynedd Council.

The council, working with local partners, is co-ordinating the £12 million EU-backed Tourism Attractor Destinations (TAD) programme. It builds on the Vibrant & Viable Places (VVP) redevelopment programme. The confirmation of TAD funding, meant that Gwynedd Council had secured £15 million for key strategic priorities.

The minister said: “Caernarfon has benefitted from £2.66 million in Vibrant and Viable Places funding to regenerate the town and Waterfront, and over £700,000 in town centre loans. It was great to see how this investment is making a real difference."

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council’s economic development Cabinet Member said: “Work is progressing well on the Galeri 2 project, the new Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways' station along with Cei Llechi."

The railway terminal on St Helen’s Road, is set to open in September. The station building is a key part of the Waterfront Initiative. The station includes ‘changing places’ toilets, for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, the first of its type in Gwynedd. Galeri’s new cinema will open in September and will be Anglesey and Gwynedd’s only multi-screen full time cinema. Work is set to begin this summer on the £5.6 million Cei Llechi scheme.