Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Water and Sewerage Schemes

9:00 pm

Photo of Noel HarringtonNoel Harrington (Cork South West, Fine Gael)
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Question 449: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the status of the Bandon sewage scheme, County Cork; when he expects the project works to commence; the expected timetable for its completion; if he will confirm that funding will be provided by him to complete the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8152/12]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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The Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2012 a copy of which is available in the Oireachtas Library, provides for the development of a comprehensive range of new water services infrastructure in County Cork. The Programme includes contracts under construction and to commence to the value of some €230 million in the county during the period of the Programme.

Contracts for both a wastewater treatment plant upgrade and network for the Bandon Sewerage Scheme Phase 2 are included as contacts to start during the life of the Programme.

In October 2011 my Department approved the revised Design Brief submitted by Cork County Council for the appointment of a Consultant to prepare a Preliminary Report for the upgrade of the Bandon Wastewater Treatment Plant.

I approved funding to allow Cork County Council award the contract for the network element of the scheme on 10 February 2012. The Council can now complete the contract formalities with the successful tenderer with a view to commencing work on the contract as soon as possible.

Photo of Noel HarringtonNoel Harrington (Cork South West, Fine Gael)
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Question 450: To ask the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the position regarding the Castletownbere sewage scheme, County Cork; when the project works will commence; the expected timetable for its completion, if he will confirm that funding will be provided by him to complete the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8156/12]

Photo of Phil HoganPhil Hogan (Minister, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government; Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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The Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2012 a copy of which is available in the Oireachtas Library, provides for the development of a comprehensive range of new water services infrastructure in County Cork. The Programme includes contracts under construction and to commence to the value of some €230 million in the county during the period of the Programme.

The Castletownbere Sewerage Scheme is included in the Programme as a scheme to advance through planning during the life of the Programme. My Department is awaiting the submission by Cork County Council of a revised Preliminary Report for the scheme.

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