Written answers

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

River Remedial Works

4:00 pm

Photo of Tony McLoughlinTony McLoughlin (Sligo-North Leitrim, Fine Gael)
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Question 377: To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources the progress made in restoring the Owengar River, Lough Allen, after the landslides in 2008; when all the works will be completed; if there is an itemised breakdown of the costs involved. [17001/12]

Photo of Pat RabbittePat Rabbitte (Minister, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; Dublin South West, Labour)
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I am advised by Inland Fisheries Ireland, which is implementing this project, that rehabilitation commenced in September 2010 and will be completed by October 2012. Details of the works undertaken to date and to the completion stage are as follows:

5km of the Owengar River and 3 km of Arigna River will be rehabilitated through a series of instream and river bank improvement works.

For the purpose of undertaking the rehabilitation project the catchment has been divided into three work areas and details of the works undertaken to date and projected to the completion stage are as follows:

Rogan's Bridge Section

The project commenced in September 2010 with instream work on 2km of the river upstream and downstream of the bridge and has been completed to a high standard.

R280 Road Bridge Section

R280 Road Bridge Section involved in-stream and bank improvement works on a section 1km downstream of the Bridge and 1 km upstream of the Bridge. This section is due for completion shortly, prior to commencing work on the upper sections of the Arigna site. Arigna River Section – 3 km section of Arigna River upstream at Gubharudda Bridge

This section will be undertaken in 2012 when R280 Road Bridge section is completed. The 3km section of river stretches 1km upstream of Gubharudda Bridge and 2km downstream. It is proposed to commence work on the Arigna River section in April 2012 and complete the project in October 2012. As requested, itemised costs incurred to date and estimated future costs to project completion totalling €377,897 is shown in the tables. Due to consistent debris destructing bank-work already remediated there will be ongoing maintenance works required for a period after the completion of the project.

Costs to date:

Project Cost Overview
FromToWeeks
Project Amount375,000
201056,263SeptDec11
2011185,574AugDec14
2012136,060AprilDec20
Project Spend377,89745 Weeks

2010

Expenditure ItemCost Incurred €
Safety Supplies48.68
Safety Repairs and Maintenance-
Sub Contractor Costs8,575.49
Development Supplies incl: Stone, gravel, timber for fencing, gate posts31,779.70
Machine Hire11,037.68
Field Supplies Incl Trees5,182.00
Total Expenditure 201056,623.55

2011

Expenditure ItemCost Incurred €
Sundry Expense48.50
Vehicle Repairs and Maintenance2,145.39
Car Hire109.00
Safety Supplies1,872.60
Safety Repairs and Maintenance85.52
Sub Contractor Costs36,631.00
Development Supplies incl: Stone, gravel, timber for fencing, gate posts59,699.47
Machine Hire20,658.47
Field Supplies61,407.50
Field Consumables16.50
Training Fees - on 360 machine, dumper, traffic management, banksman2,900.00
Total Expenditure 2011185,573.95

2012 – Budgeted Expenditure €

Sundry Expense - Gates3,000.00
Vehicle Repairs and Maintenance Incl Fuel12,380.00
Safety Supplies incl PPE3,000.00
Safety Repairs and Maintenance500.00
Sub Contractor Costs29,600.00
Survey Work5,000.00
Development Supplies incl: Stone, gravel, timber for fencing, gate posts58,384.00
Machine Hire-
Field Supplies incl Trees15,696.00
Field Consumables500.00
Electrofishing Equipment8,000.00
Total Projected Expenditure 2012136,060.00

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