Frequently Asked Questions

Topic 1

A: The scheme is being funded by the OPW. As part of the Government’s National Development Plan 2018-2027, almost €1 billion has been committed to the investment into flood relief measures across the country.

A: The scheme will improve the standard of flood protection for Ballina to protect against the 1% Annual Exceedance Probability (AEP) (1 in 100 year) for fluvial (river) and 0.5% (1 in 200 year) for tidal flood events. 

A: It is scheduled to be completed in 2026, if you would like a full breakdown of the timescale please go to the ‘Timeframe‘ section of the website.

A: Incorporation into public Realm is being considered during all phases of the project.

A: No, this will be a key consideration in our design. We will consider the impacts on Ballina as a whole, rather than focusing on the places that have flooded, to ensure that any works completed as part of this a scheme do not increase the flood risk to surrounding lands.

A: You can look at the flood maps on the OPW’s CFRAM website to see the flood extents for Ballina and other towns within the CFRAM study area

A: Environmental considerations are a high priority for the development of the Ballina FRS. The RPS Environmental Team will deal with all relevant environmental issues. Further details in relation to the Environmental Impacts will be updated on this website in due course.

A: We will be keeping this website updated with the latest news and details of forthcoming public consultation events.  You can also use the ‘Contact us’ page to ask a question or provide feedback, or register to be emailed with project updates.

A: The OPW provides advice for people whose properties and businesses are at risk of flooding. For more information, and to help you prepare, click here


Postal address: Ballina Flood Relief Scheme Project Manager – RPS Consulting Engineers, Lyrr 2, IDA Business and Technology Park, Mervue, Galway, H91 H9CK.

Telephone: +353 91 400 200


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