News

05 Jul

DIN L-ART HELWA PRESS RELEASE 4 JULY 2019

  Crowdfunding Initiative to appeal against further development in Dwejratage Area, and a designated Special Protection Area under the Wild Birds Directive. The Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) recently overturned the Planning Authority’s refusal for further development at this site Din l-Art Ħelwa is most concerned about the recent decision to allow further development of a catering establishment at Dwejra on Gozo,...

04 Jul

Crowdfunding Initiative to appeal against further development in Dwejra

PRESS RELEASE Din l-Art Helwa is most concerned about the recent decision to allow further development of a catering establishment at Dwejra on Gozo, which is a Natura 2000 site, a Dark Sky Heritage area, and also a Designated Special Protection Area under the Wild Birds Directive. Following the decision by the Environment and Planning and Review Tribunal (EPRT)...

17 Jun

Thumbs down to proposed Floriana Observation Wheel

PRESS RELEASE Din l-Art Ħelwa gives a thumbs down to proposed Floriana Observation Wheel Planned to stand 45 metres high, and located off St Publius Street near the Granaries, the construction of an Observation ‘Wheel’ at Floriana has been found totally unacceptable to Din l-Art Ħelwa, National Trust of Malta.  The heritage NGO has made its objections known to the Planning Authority...

13 May

Interview with Din l-Art Helwa president Alex Torpiano

In his first interview since his appointment as Din l-Art Ħelwa president, Prof. Alex Torpiano points his finger squarely at the Planning Authority and at politicians as the biggest culprits of the mess the country is in. Interview in the Sunday Times of Malta by Fiona Galea Debono on 28 April 2019 Malta’s heritage and environment are in an abysmal state and architects...

13 May

Undeclared plans of Cold War facility underneath St. George’s Barracks revealed – NGOs request Emergency Conservation Order

Joint NGO Press Statement 11/05/19   Following the Planning Authority’s approval of the db Group project in St. George’s Bay last year, three local councils, several NGOs and residents came together to appeal the decision.   Now plans and evidence have come to light showing the existence of an underground Cold War bunker created to house a sub-station in the 1950s,...

10 May

DIN L-ART ĦELWA LAMBASTS STATE IMPUNITY AT DESTRUCTION OF CHAPEL PARVIS

  The recent report on the bulldozing of the parvis of a 16th century Chapel between Luqa and Paola, and the subsequent assurances by Infrastructure Malta, are symptomatic of the cavalier attitude of state agencies towards our cultural heritage, says Din l-Art Helwa, adding that if this incident were the work of a private developer, the authorities would have rightly come down...