Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (84)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

84. 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. [6003/19]

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 flood relief projects and the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme; (ii) the further development and progression of the initial prioritised tranche of projects arising from the Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) launched in May 2018 and (iii) the continued work on a range of other programmes which include Home Relocation/Remedial Works, Second Cycle of the Flood Directive and the table below sets out the breakdown of projected expenditure in these areas for 2019:

Table A

Programme

Projected expenditure*

Existing Capital Projects to be at Construction stage during 2019 (including some post construction costs on completed schemes)

€55m

Existing Capital Projects at Design Stage

€6m

Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme

€3m

New Projects arising from Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) - mainly design costs and other pre-construction costs. Some smaller new projects may reach construction stage in 2019.

€4m

Other Programmes

€8m

* The figures included in this table are broadly indicative estimates only and are subject to change

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

The following major projects are currently scheduled 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

In addition to these, a further 24 projects are currently in the existing Programme of Capital Flood Relief Projects which are being advanced though planning and design.

The design and planning of the initial tranche of projects arising from the Flood Risk Management Plans, launched in May of last year and which will form the bulk of the future Capital Programme, will progress during the course of this year as well. This comprises 26 medium to large projects with individual values between €1m and €40m along with 31 Small Projects whose individual value is under €1m.