Craigavon will receive a facelift after planners agreed to proposals which will see the area benefit from a £320,000 windfall.
The proposals will see the Tullygally and Drumgor areas spruced up and brought back to life.
Dolores Kelly MLA said: “I am delighted following the SDLP Campaign that the green light has been approved by Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to rejuvenate and regenerate the Tullygally and Drumgor Centres.”
The £320,000 scheme will include a range of environmental improvements and improve the area for residents.
These could potentially include footpaths prone to flooding being improved, street lighting repaired and landscaping around areas left to ruin.
Mrs Kelly added: “Central Craigavon is not only an important shopping area but a key route which many people from Craigavon use daily going to schools, shops and many local services, moreover, this will ensure that this important area is not left behind.
“This is an important step in identifying the full regeneration potential of this area which is so important in the growth of Craigavon and generate to its full potential.”
The SDLP Representative for the area Thomas Larkham has also urged local businesses, community groups and the residents to get involved in the development and consultations on the proposed designs.