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Written Answers - River Remedial Works

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 760 No. 3

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 377. Deputy Tony McLoughlin Information on Tony McLoughlin Zoom on Tony McLoughlin  asked the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  the progress made in restoring the Owengar River, Lough Allen, after the landslides [858]in 2008; when all the works will be completed; if there is an itemised breakdown of the costs involved. [17001/12]

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (Deputy Pat Rabbitte): Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte I am advised by Inland Fisheries Ireland, which is implementing this project, that rehabilitation commenced in September 2010 and will be completed by October 2012. Details of the works undertaken to date and to the completion stage are as follows:

5km of the Owengar River and 3 km of Arigna River will be rehabilitated through a series of instream and river bank improvement works.

For the purpose of undertaking the rehabilitation project the catchment has been divided into three work areas and details of the works undertaken to date and projected to the completion stage are as follows:

Rogan’s Bridge Section

The project commenced in September 2010 with instream work on 2km of the river upstream and downstream of the bridge and has been completed to a high standard.

R280 Road Bridge Section

R280 Road Bridge Section involved in-stream and bank improvement works on a section 1km downstream of the Bridge and 1 km upstream of the Bridge. This section is due for completion shortly, prior to commencing work on the upper sections of the Arigna site.

Arigna River Section — 3 km section of Arigna River upstream at Gubharudda Bridge

This section will be undertaken in 2012 when R280 Road Bridge section is completed. The 3km section of river stretches 1km upstream of Gubharudda Bridge and 2km downstream. It is proposed to commence work on the Arigna River section in April 2012 and complete the project in October 2012. As requested, itemised costs incurred to date and estimated future costs to project completion totalling €377,897 is shown in the tables. Due to consistent debris destroying bank-work already remediated there will be ongoing maintenance works required for a period after the completion of the project.

Costs to date:

Project Cost Overview

  From To Weeks
Project Amount 375,000        
2010   56,263 Sept Dec 11
2011   185,574 Aug Dec 14
2012   136,060 April Dec 20
Project Spend   377,897     45 Weeks

2010

Expenditure Item Cost Incurred €
Safety Supplies 48.68
Safety Repairs and Maintenance
Sub Contractor Costs 8,575.49
Development Supplies incl: Stone, gravel, timber for fencing, gate posts 31,779.70
Machine Hire 11,037.68
Field Supplies Incl Trees 5,182.00
Total Expenditure 2010 56,623.55

2011

Expenditure Item Cost Incurred €
Sundry Expense 48.50
Vehicle Repairs and Maintenance 2,145.39
Car Hire 109.00
Safety Supplies 1,872.60
Safety Repairs and Maintenance 85.52
Sub Contractor Costs 36,631.00
Development Supplies incl: Stone, gravel, timber for fencing, gate posts 59,699.47
Machine Hire 20,658.47
Field Supplies 61,407.50
Field Consumables 16.50
Training Fees — on 360 machine, dumper, traffic management, banksman 2,900.00
Total Expenditure 2011 185,573.95

2012 — Budgeted Expenditure €

Sundry Expense — Gates 3,000.00
Vehicle Repairs and Maintenance Incl Fuel 12,380.00
Safety Supplies incl PPE 3,000.00
Safety Repairs and Maintenance 500.00
Sub Contractor Costs 29,600.00
Survey Work 5,000.00
Development Supplies incl: Stone, gravel, timber for fencing, gate posts 58,384.00
Machine Hire
Field Supplies incl. Trees 15,696.00
Field Consumables 500.00
Electrofishing Equipment 8,000.00
Total Projected Expenditure 2012 136,060.00


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