Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Flood Relief Schemes Status
72. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason for the undue delay in the proposed flood relief scheme for Templemore in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45559/15]
Following the formal public exhibition of the proposed flood relief scheme for Templemore which took place in March/April of 2015, work on finalising the detailed design of the scheme has been ongoing. This has involved necessary consultations with relevant stakeholders. The Office of Public Works is working to progress the scheme as quickly as possible and hopes to submit the scheme to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for approval shortly. Allowing for the required independent review by the Minister of the scheme's Environmental Impact Statement the OPW would anticipate works commencing in late 2016.