Thursday, 13 July 2023
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Flood Risk Management
333. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform what assessment has been carried out by his Department of the proposed new flood defence approach for the Clontarf seafront; if his Department plans to engage with a detailed design; and if money has been factored into the NDP envelope for its construction. [34791/23]
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, local communities and residents.
Dublin City Council is currently seeking to develop a framework agreement for Consultant Engineering Design Services for a range of proposed projects, including the Clontarf Flood Relief Scheme. The Office of Public Works (OPW) is providing engineering advice to Dublin City Council.
Progressing a viable flood relief scheme for Clontarf, to be funded by the OPW through the €1.3bn for flood relief measures under the National Development Plan to 2030, 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.