The flood relief scheme will compromise five stages, as follows:

Stage I: Scheme Development and Design

Stage 1 will involve the collection of all relevant data related the project, a survey specification will be prepared, tendered and managed and a hydrological and hydraulic analysis of the study area will be carried out. A full cost-benefit analysis of the project will also be undertaken during this stage.

Stage II: Public Exhibition under the 1945 & 1995 Arterial Drainage Acts

Public Exhibition

Stage III: Detailed Construction Design, Confirmation and Tender

Detailed Design & Scheme Confirmation by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.
It is proposed that the Flood Relief Scheme may be constructed directly by the Office of Public Works once confirmation has been attained and all detailed design has been finalised.

Stage IV – Construction

Construction will potentially be carried out by OPW direct Labour, supervised by the consultant. A Functioning Scheme will be in place at the end of stage IV.

Stage V – Handover of Works 

Commission of the completion certificate. Preparation of a financial analysis report for the project.  ‘As-Built’ surveys, ‘As-Built’ flood mapping and an updated Climate Change Adaption plan will be prepared.