Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (129)

Barry Cowen


129. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the breakdown of the €76,262,000 capital allocation in the flood risk management division of the Office of Public Works, that is, Vote 13 of the budget 2019 expenditure report for 2019 by specific project; the projects that will be commenced in 2019; the projects that will be completed in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44469/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The 2019 capital allocation for the Flood Risk Management area will allow (i) the continued implementation of the existing programme of major flood relief projects and the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme; (ii) the further development and progression of the initial tranche of 50 projects arising from the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Plans (FRAMPs) which I announced on 3rd May and (iii) continued work on a range of other programmes which include Voluntary Home Relocation/Remedial Works, Second Cycle of the Flood Directive and National Flood Forecasting and Warning Service.

Table A below sets out the breakdown of projected expenditure in these areas for 2019:

Table A


Projected expenditure

Existing   Capital Projects to be at Construction stage during 2019


Existing   Capital Projects at Design Stage


Minor   Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme


New   Projects arising from Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Plans (FRAMPs) - mainly design costs and other pre-construction costs eg site investigations surveys etc. Some of the smaller new projects may reach construction stage in 2019.


Other   Programmes


There are currently ten major projects at construction with six of these expected to be substantially completed and operational by the end of 2019. These include, Bandon and Skibbereen in Co Cork, Ennis Lower in Co Clare, Bellurgan in Co Louth and Claregalway and Dunkellin in Co Galway. Construction works on projects in Athlone in Co Westmeath, River Dodder in Dublin City, Clonakilty in Co Cork and Templemore in Co Tipperary will continue beyond 2019.

The following major projects are expected to commence construction before the end of 2019:

-  Blackpool, Co Cork

-  Glashaboy, Co Cork

-  Douglas, Co Cork

-  Ennis South, Co Clare

-  Lower Morell, Co Kildare

-  Sandymount, Dublin City

- Whitechurch Stream, Co Dublin

-  Ashbourne, Co Meath

-  Morrison’s Island, Cork City – subject to planning approval (Part Public Realm and part Flood Defence Scheme)

-  Crossmolina, Co Mayo

The further project level design and planning of the initial 50 schemes arising from the FRAMPs, launched in May of this year, is underway and will continue during the course of the next year as well.