Mr. Patrick O’ Donovan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) today announced the approval of funding of €778,000 to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the construction of a Flood Storage Area in Kilbogget Park, Cabinteely. The scheme is being led by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council with funding provided by the OPW.
Speaking today, the Minister said:
"Projects such as this one show the OPW’s commitment to providing local authorities with the necessary funding to undertake very important local flood relief works. This funding forms part of the government’s overall proposed €9.6 million investment in the Loughlinstown Flood Relief Scheme which when completed will provide protection to over 250 properties in the area."
This scheme was listed amongst the first tranche of schemes prioritised by Government in its Flood Risk Management Plans announced in 2018. The proposed plans emanated from the government’s Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme, which studied 80% of our primary causes of flooding in communities that house almost two thirds of our population. The implementation of the Plans is supported by the government’s commitment of almost €1 billion for flood risk management in the National Development Plan 2018 – 2027.
Minister O’Donovan concluded:
"I am delighted, therefore, to announce this funding for Dún Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council and look forward to when the works are complete so that the community can be assured of this protection from flooding."
While Loughlinstown is a single Flood Relief Scheme, it consists of 2 river catchments, namely Deansgrange and Carrickmines/Shanganagh. JBA/JB Barry were appointed in late 2019 as Consultants for the Deansgrange element of the Scheme and work is already underway in designing viable, cost effective and sustainable flood relief measures for this area.