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Thursday, 17 November 2022

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Office of Public Works

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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164. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the work in which the OPW is engaged to develop a flood relief plan for the Clontarf seafront; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [57183/22]

Photo of Patrick O'DonovanPatrick O'Donovan (Limerick County, Fine Gael)
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Dublin City Council is leading the development and design of a flood relief scheme for the Clontarf seafront, as part of the Clontarf Flood Relief Scheme.

Dublin City Council has advised that the project is at the pre-feasibility stage and if a feasible scheme is identified it will be brought through preliminary design and planning to allow a viable scheme to be designed and constructed. This process involves extensive engagement and consultation with statutory agencies and local communities and residents.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) provides engineering advice requested by Dublin City Council. As a funding authority for flood relief schemes, the OPW is represented on Individual Project Steering Groups, and further progressing a viable flood relief scheme for Clontarf, funded by the OPW will be in line with the requirements of the Public Spending Code; with Dublin City Council as the Sponsoring Agency and the OPW as the Approving Authority.


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