Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Flood Risk Management
121. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the funding allocated to flood risk management through the OPW in each of the years 2018 to 2027 that is already committed and due to be committed under the National Development Plan 2018-2027. [2909/20]
Capital expenditure and funding for flood risk management for the period 2018 to 2027 is set out in the following table.
*Actual expenditure in these years
** Revised Estimates allocation
The above allocations will allow the OPW in collaboration with Local Authorities to continue implementation of its comprehensive programme of investment in flood relief schemes nationally as announced in May 2018 at the launch of the Flood Risk Management Plans under the CFRAM Programme. This programme amounts to €1 billion approximately and includes over 150 individual flood relief projects which the Government is committed to implementing within the timeframe of the National Development Plan.In addition to the major projects, the OPW will continue to fund Local Authorities to undertake local flood relief projects up to a limit of €750,000 under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme. Other non-structural measures related to flood risk management are also included under the above funding.