Written answers

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

9:00 pm

Photo of Aodhán Ó RíordáinAodhán Ó Ríordáin (Dublin North Central, Labour)
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Question 57: To ask the Minister for Finance if the revenue earmarked by the previous Government for flood prevention measures on the River Wad in Dublin North Central will be continued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7052/11]

Photo of Brian HayesBrian Hayes (Dublin South West, Fine Gael)
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Following the extreme flood events on the River Wad in the Donnycarney area of Dublin City in 2008 and 2009, Dublin City Council undertook a study on the River Wad catchment to investigate the problem, and to recommend possible solutions. The costs of the study and subsequent site investigations were funded by the Office of Public Works (OPW).

The completed study recommended that a flood relief scheme was feasible and should be advanced in three phases. The City Council and OPW agreed in 2010 that the first phase, around the Clonmoyle Estate, should be progressed to detailed design. The City Council then commenced the detailed design process of this phase, which is now being completed, and which will be followed by a Part 8 Planning procedure, if required. Once the Council has secured all local consents and has passed any required planning processes, it will formally request funding from OPW to construct the scheme. The costs of this phase are estimated to be in the order of €2million.

The costs of Phase 1 are presently included in OPW's Multi Annual Financial Profile.


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