Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (161)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

161. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the funding provided by the Office of Public Works towards flood relief in south county Dublin; if he will detail the projects for which moneys have been provided; if he will also detail those projects for which funding requests were rejected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49207/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Office of Public Works currently administers the Minor Flood Mitigation Works Scheme. The Scheme was introduced in 2009 and provides funding to local authorities to undertake small-scale alleviation measures to address flooding problems within their administrative areas. From 2010 to date in 2012, total funding of €887,200 has been approved for five projects located within the administrative boundaries of South Dublin and Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County Councils. Details of the applications received from these local authorities are set out in the following tables.

South Dublin County Council

Year

Project Location

Decision

2010

Tubber Lane, Lucan

Refused - Cost benefit requirement not satisfied

-

Whitechurch Stream,

Whitechurch School, Rathfarnham

Refused – Cost benefit requirement not satisfied

2011

2011

No applications submitted

-

2012

Owendoher River, Woodview Cottages, Rathfarnham

Funding of €108,000 approved

-

Poddle River Works

Funding of €250,000 approved.

-

Tallaght / Jobstown Works

Funding of €333,000 approved

-

Glenbrook Footbridge, Owendoher River

Refused - No flood risk

-

Butterfield Avenue, Rathfarnham

Refused - Outside remit of Scheme

-

Total Funding Approved

€691,000

Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council

Year

Project Location

Decision

2010

No applications submitted

-

2011

Packenham Road,

Monkstown Works

Funding of €43,200 approved

2012

Stradbrook Stream,

Monkstown Works

Funding of €153,000 approved

-

Commons Road, Shanganagh stream

Under consideration

-

Deansgrange Stream

Under consideration

-

Total Funding Approved

€196,200