Thursday, 23 September 2021

Questions (35, 47)

Dara Calleary

Question:

35. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the current position in relation to the flood alleviation scheme for Crossmolina, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45421/21]

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Alan Dillon

Question:

47. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of a scheme (details supplied); when it is likely to proceed to approval; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45639/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 35 and 47 together.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) submitted the Crossmolina Flood Relief Scheme documentation to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for Statutory Confirmation under the Arterial Drainage Acts 1945 and 1995 on 28th September 2020.

As part of the Confirmation process, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), appointed independent consultants to carry out a review of the scheme documentation. Following this review, supplementary information was requested by DPER in May 2021 and provided by the OPW in July 2021. The Department Of Public Expenditure and Reform has advised that it has received final technical reports from their environmental consultants on the proposed flood relief scheme, following clarifications sought from the OPW on further information recently provided in relation to the proposed works.

The Department is now finalising its review and a decision by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is imminent.