Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (947, 948, 949, 950, 951)

Jack Chambers

Ceist:

947. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the capital projects which have been delayed under Project Ireland 2040 under the remit of his Department and agencies in tabular form; when these projects will commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30886/19]

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Jack Chambers

Ceist:

948. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the capital projects which have commenced under Project Ireland 2040 under the remit of his Department and agencies in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30922/19]

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Jack Chambers

Ceist:

949. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if expenditure estimates for capital projects under Project Ireland 2040 under the remit of his Department and agencies match projected cost requirements in tabular from; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30968/19]

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Barry Cowen

Ceist:

950. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of capital projects being undertaken by his Department; the final agreed tender price; the estimated cost of each capital project in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31078/19]

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Barry Cowen

Ceist:

951. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the capital projects completed since 2010; the final agreed tender price for each project; the actual cost of each project; if the actual cost exceeded the tender price; the reason therefor in each case in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31094/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 947 to 951, inclusive, together.

Local authorities and bodies under the aegis of my Department enter into capital contracts in the course of their work, some of which is funded through the Department's Vote; my Department itself does not directly engage in any major capital projects. As regards relevant contracts for which local authorities are responsible, information on expenditure and multi-annual capital commitments is set out in Note 2.9/2.10 to the Department's Appropriation Accounts for the relevant years (Vote 25 up to 2014; Vote 34 thereafter) which are published by the Comptroller and Auditor General and are available at available at https://www.audit.gov.ie/en/Publications, by clicking on "Appropriation Account". The Department's 2018 Appropriation Account will be published later this year when the audit is completed.

Details in relation to specific projects (which are being advanced primarily by local authorities and Irish Water) under my Department's range of capital programmes as part of Project Ireland 2040: National Development Plan 2018-2027 are set out in the Investments Projects and Programmes Tracker published in by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on their website at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/6db7c4-investment-projects-and-programmes-tracker/

In addition, the recently announced MyProjectIreland, a new citizen-focused interactive map developed as part of Project Ireland 2040 in partnership with Ordnance Survey Ireland, provides details of projects around the country. This is available to be viewed at the following weblink: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/09022006-project-ireland-2040/?referrer=/2040.

In relation to housing projects, my Department publishes comprehensive status reports on a quarterly basis of all social housing construction schemes for all local authority areas, showing details such as their locations and a range of information relating to their advancement. The most recent of these reports covers the period up to the end of Quarter 1 of 2019. The report can be accessed at the following link: http://rebuildingireland.ie/news/rebuilding-ireland-progress-report-published-2019-quarter-1/.

With respect to water services projects, Irish Water has established a team to deal with queries from Oireachtas members on issues arising in relation to its activities. The team may be contacted via email to oireachtasmembers@water.ie or by telephone on 1890 578 578. Alternatively, Irish Water provides full details of their projects and plans to improve water and wastewater services on their website. The details can be accessed at the following link: https://www.water.ie/projects-plans/.