A new town park to mark the millennium in Jersey has moved a step closer.
Plans for the town park include outside eating areas
The St Helier park was first discussed in 1998 with an estimated cost of almost £30m, but plans stalled several times because of a lack of money.
The scheme was relaunched last year, but there have been concerns about removing contaminated soil near the former gas works to create a car park.
Now the States has agreed to pay for a survey of the soil and ground water in the Gas Place and Bath Street area.
If approved, the three-storey underground car park will accommodate up to 1,400 vehicles.
Some parking spaces would be for nearby residents, there would be a pick up point for a bus service and possibly a taxi rank.
Plans for the park also include outside eating areas and a temporary cinema screen.