Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (150)

Michael Moynihan


150. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the details of the proposed flood relief works at Kanturk, County Cork; if funding has been approved by the OPW for the works; the timeframe for the commencement and completion of the works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38883/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

A proposed flood relief scheme at Kanturk has been identified by the CFRAM programme to be progressed, with a preliminary cost estimate of approximately €8.2 million. This proposed scheme comprises the provision of a storage area on the Dalua River upstream of the town, along with Fluvial Flood Defences on the Dalua and Allow rivers, comprising of walls and embankments. This measure also includes the provision of pump stations for managing surface water run-off during a flood event.

The flood relief scheme will be funded from within the allocated €1 billion for flood risk management over the period 2018-2027. While the proposed scheme is not in the first tranche of projects to be progressed, my Office and the Cork County Council will work closely to ensure that it will be commenced as soon as possible within the 10-year timeframe for the programme of investment.

Once consultants are appointed to progress the scheme, consultation with statutory and non-statutory bodies as well as the general public takes place at the appropriate stages to ensure that all parties have the opportunity to input into the development of the scheme.