Seán Canney, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief today attended a special presentation of the Lower Lee (Cork City) Flood Relief Scheme proposals to Oireachtas members from the City and County areas of Cork. The presentation was made by the OPW and its Design Team which set out the background to the development of the proposed Scheme along with detailed information on the proposed measures, while also dealing with the issues which have been raised so far by the public as part of the current Public Exhibition process.
The Minister remarked that “I am delighted that this opportunity has arisen to comprehensively present OPW’s proposals to deal with the significant flooding problem in Cork City to the Oireachtas members”. The Minister went on to say that “The purpose of the presentation was to provide elected members with in-depth information on the largest flood relief Capital Investment Scheme ever to be undertaken in Cork”.
The Minister further outlined how the OPW welcomed all submissions on the Scheme as part of the consultative process on the Scheme and had, as a result of the considerable interest shown by the public, extended the deadline for receipt of submissions to the 16th March, 2017.