Deadline approaches for submissions on Galway City Flood Relief Scheme

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The deadline for the public to give input on the initial stages of the Coirib go Cósta Galway City Flood Relief Scheme is approaching next week.

Public submissions concerning the proposed scheme can be made up to 5pm on Wednesday, July 7.

The scheme, which so far has an estimated cost of €9.5 million, is currently in the very early stages of formulating a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of protecting properties from flood waters.

It focuses on areas identified in the Western Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study, which was published in 2013.

The study proposed the development of coastal flood defence works stretching from the Docks out to Salthill, defences along the Eglinton Canal behind Dominick Street, and property line defences incorporated along Raven Terrace.

The flood relief scheme would offer protection to 312 properties in the city, including 181 residential buildings, and 131 non-residential.

The scheme is currently at the stage of assessing options for the delivery of these goals, and the project will take years to deliver.

It is expected that a planning application won’t be made until 2024, and construction work itself isn’t expected to begin until 2026.

In order to enable people to view details about the project online, a virtual engagement room has been created at

This also contains all the information required on how to make a public submission on the scheme.

More than 300 public submissions have been made to the project team about the options laid out so far.