Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Flood Relief Schemes Status
238. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the Maghery and Magheraroarty flood plan measures in County Donegal which received funding in July 2018; if the studies have been completed; the timeline for the delivery of the projects; if he is satisfied that both projects will be adequately funded in order to deal with the measures proposed by the respective studies to prevent future flooding of the areas; when funding will be made available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30894/19]
I am advised that funding was approved to Donegal County Council in July 2018 under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works & Coastal Protection Scheme for a coastal flooding and erosion risk management Study covering the areas mentioned in the deputy’s question.
I am further advised by that the procurement process by the Council for the appointment of the consultants to carry out the study is currently in progress.
Following completion of the study and subject to the options identified, Donegal County Council may carry out coastal protection works using their own resources or if necessary, they may also put forward proposals to the relevant central Government Departments for funding of appropriate measures depending on the infrastructure or assets under threat.
They may also apply under the OPW Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme for funding, where applications are considered for flood relief and erosion protection measures costing up to €750,000 in each instance.