Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (173)

Micheál Martin

Question:

173. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of Glashaboy flood relief scheme; when the formal confirmation as required under the Arterial Drainage Act 1945 to enable public procurement will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16205/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Office of Public Works through the Arterial Drainage Acts has submitted the proposal for the Glashaboy Flood Relief Scheme to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for formal Confirmation. The Minister will, over the coming months, undertake an environmental assessment of the proposed scheme. This assessment will be in line with required legislative requirements and will involve a public consultation. The OPW will progress the appointment of a Contractor for this scheme following formal Ministerial Confirmation.

The scheme is being funded from within the allocated €1 billion for flood risk management over the period 2018 – 2027. Provision for the cost of the Scheme is included in the Office of Public Works' multi annual capital allocation.