Flood Alleviation Ballinasloe, a local community group, commissioned a flood study of Ballinasloe which was recently submitted to the Office of Public Works and Galway County Council for consideration in advance of its publication. The report is currently being considered by the OPW.
To date in 2010, Galway County Council has been allocated a total of €994,700 under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works Scheme for measures in Ballinasloe town. In addition, funding totalling €136,800 was allocated to the Council under the scheme for ten projects in the Ballinasloe hinterland. The initiation and progression of projects being funded under the scheme is a matter for the Council.
It is open to the Council to submit further applications for the Ballinasloe area under the scheme during the remainder of the year. If an application is submitted by the Council that meets the relevant eligibility criteria, it will be assessed having regard to the total funding available for flood risk management.