Project Timeframe

Stage 1

Preliminary Planning


Stage 2



Stage 3

Detailed Design


Stage 4

Scheme Confirmation

9 months

Stage 5

Construction and Handover of Works

48 months


Stage 1 – Preliminary Design

  • Commission all required baseline surveys, including topographic, site investigation, environmental and ecological surveys;
  • Identify and map the existing and potential future flood hazard and risk within the Study Area;
  • Prepare Environmental Constraints Report;
  • Carry out Appropriate Assessment Screening and Environmental Impact Assessment Screening;
  • If required, prepare a Natura Impact Statement (NIS) and Environmental Impact Assessment Report;
  • Identify viable structural and non-structural measures and options for the effective and sustainable management of flood risk in Crossmolina;
  • Develop and identify a preferred scheme for Crossmolina, including the preparation of a cost benefit assessment for the preferred scheme

Stage 2 – Exhibition

  • Prepare scheme documentation and presentations.
  • Arrange Public Exhibition.
  • Ensure Public Exhibition is sufficiently advertised, so that all interested parties have an opportunity to attend and submit their observations.
  • Prepare and issue letters and interference notices to statutory bodies, stakeholders, and landowners.
  • Allow time for all interested parties to review the documentation, raise questions, and issue their comments. 
  • Compose a Public Exhibition Report. 

Stage 3 – Detailed Design

  • To undertake and complete the detailed design of the final preferred scheme; taking into account comments and observations received at Public Exhibition Stage. 

Stages 4 – Scheme Confirmation

  • Prepare and submit scheme documents for Confirmation by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. 
  • The Department of Public Expenditure and Reform procure consultants to carry out an independent review of the proposed scheme, and carry out one final public consultation. 

Stages 5 – Construction and Handover of Works

  • Provide ongoing detailed design as required during the construction phase;
  • Supervise the construction of the works;
  • Supervise the contract
  • Commissioning of the completed works
  • Preparation of final accounts


Postal address: Crossmolina Flood Relief Scheme Project Manager, Office of Public Works, 52 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 DR67.

Telephone: 01 647 6000


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