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Thursday, 13 July 2023

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Flood Risk Management

Photo of Richard BrutonRichard Bruton (Dublin Bay North, Fine Gael)
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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]

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, 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.


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