It’s all about defending Cork from flooding.
But new images released today show that a number of Cork parks, walks and recreation areas will also be getting a much-needed makeover as part of the multi-million euro Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme (LLFRS).
Further plans for the proposed scheme as it will be rolled out at the Lee Fields, Fitzgerald’s Park, North Mall and Terence MacSwiney Quay show that as well as protecting Cork city against flooding, the Scheme results in significant improvements to many much-loved Cork spots.
“These latest images also clearly show that the Scheme has been open to and taken on board the views of the public throughout the ongoing evolution of the Scheme’s design.” said a LLFRS spokesperson.
“There have been numerous public consultation phases undertaken by the Scheme and the Cork public has engaged very fully with it.”
Here’s what we can expect:
THE LEE FIELDS
MARDYKE SKATE PARK
TERENCE MAC SWINEY QUAY
“The Scheme is now at a point when after thirteen years of study of the complex nature of flooding impacting Cork City, it is being finalised for submission to the Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform to seek statutory approval. The Scheme represents the largest single investment in flood defence infrastructure seen thus far in Ireland.
“It proposes an integrated approach to a problem that simply must be tackled if the city and its residents and businesses are to be spared further damage and distress.” the statement concludes.