Cork City Council has received an allocation of €355,000 from the Department of Transport under Climate Adaptation and Resilience Works 2021. This allocation provides funding for 6 projects, covering flood mitigation, drainage works including Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and adaptations to existing infrastructure.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh welcomed the announcement, saying:
This funding is very positive news for the city – Cork City Council is committed to responding and acting strategically to the impact that climate change is causing. This funding will help us futureproof and make the roadways safer for users as we adapt to the weather patterns resulting from climate change.
Cork City Council’s Director of Operations, David Joyce, said:
The Climate Adaptation and Resilience Works allocation from the Department of Transport are of enormous benefit and support to Cork City Council in meeting the goals of our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2019-2024. The allocations received this year provide the resource for Cork City Council to address a number of key operational and infrastructural issues that have been identified in recent years. Cork City Council will continue our work with the Department and other government agencies, in advancing these and future projects as part of our ongoing efforts to improve service delivery, upgrade infrastructure and support sustainable communities, throughout the City.
The projects funded under the 2021 allocation are as follows:
- R852 Skehard Road Drainage Scheme – Provision of underground attenuation tank and local upgrade of road drainage infrastructure €185,000
- Marian Park, Blackrock – Flood Prevention Works – Upgrading of existing storm sewer collection system, installation of SUDS to stop flooding of roads, road closures and private property damage €19,000
- McGrath Park, Blackrock – Flood Prevention Works – Upgrading of existing storm sewer collection system, installation of SUDS to stop flooding of roads, road closures and private property damage €12,000
- R618 Inniscarra Road – New Gullies, Storm pipe €65,000
- Ardfallen Estate, Ballinlough – Flood Prevention Works – Upgrading of existing storm sewer collection system, installation of SUDS to stop flooding of roads, road closures and private property damage €14,000
- Ravenhill, Trafalgar Hill, Tivoli – Soil-nailing and structural re-build of a retaining wall €60,000
- TOTAL ALLOCATION €355,000
Picture attached is of a project in Ballyvolane funded under the 2020 allocation. A collapsed stone culvert at the entance to Leeds United Cork’s grounds was replaced and access to the football grounds restored.
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