Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Question 191: To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding is still to be provided for the flood protection scheme on the River Dargle, County Wicklow, following the capital expenditure review. [33006/11]
The Office of Public Works (OPW) has provided substantial funding to Bray Town Council which has allowed the Council to bring the flood relief scheme through the design stage and the procurement of a civil works contractor.
The OPW hopes that it will be in a position to provide funding to enable the Council to progress the project during 2012. However, a definitive decision cannot be taken in this regard pending the publication of details of the outcome of the Government Review of Capital Expenditure and the financial allocation for flood relief activities to the OPW in 2012.