The whole area was declared a National Park in 2007 after plans for a golf course were defeated by public outcry. The land was turned over to the governance of three NGO’s; Din l-Art Helwa, Nature Trust Malta and the Gaia Foundation.
The barracks themselves date back to the early 20th century and became Government property about 40 years ago. They have been allowed to fall into dereliction, but one of the ambitious plans that the Majjistral Park would like to oversee is the rehabilitation of these fine examples of British military architecture. The officer’s quarters are earmarked for short lets, the barracks themselves for nature labs for research and education, a cafeteria and activity centres. Support is needed to begin this process, as any funding needs to be met by 20% of the requested amount. This would be a investment in a unique swathe of public land and heritage, to be enjoyed for generations to come.
On the 3rd December Sammy Vella, Director of the Park, will be giving an informative and entertaining talk on the healing properties of plants and herbs at 10am, followed by a guided walk in the park. Again, we are asking for a 10 euro donation. For more details please call the Centre on 21521291 during office hours.
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