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Towns and Villages progressing through the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme

LASettlementCurrent Project Stage
Carlow Ballinabrannagh Stage 2
Cavan Ballyconnell Stage 3
Cavan Mullagh Stage 2
Clare Doonbeg Stage 2
Cork Ballineen/Enniskean Stage 2
Cork Ballinspittle Stage 2
Cork Belgooley Stage 2
Cork Castlemagner Stage 2
Cork Kilumney/Ovens Stage 2
Cork Glanworth Stage 2
Cork Lisgoold (Phase 1) Stage 3
Cork City Killeens Stage 3
Donegal Mountcharles Stage 4
Fingal Naul Stage 3
Galway Ballygar Stage 3
Kerry Fenit Stage 2
Kerry Knightstown Stage 4
Kildare Derrinturn Stage 3
Kildare Timolin Stage 3
Kilkenny Bennettsbridge Stage 2
Laois Ballyroan Stage 3
Leitrim Carrigallen Stage 2
Limerick Askeaton Stage 2 / Stage 3
Limerick Hospital Stage 3
Longford Killashee Complete **
Longford Cullyfad Stage 3
Louth Castlebellingham Stage 4
Mayo Doogort Stage 2
Meath Longwood Stage 3
Monaghan Oram Stage 3
Offaly Rhode Stage 2
Roscommon Lecarrow Stage 3
Sligo Mullaghmore Stage 2
Tipperary Kilsheelan Stage 3
Tipperary Lisvarrinane Stage 2
Waterford Lemybrien Stage 2
Westmeath Ballymore Stage 2
Wexford Grahormac (Tagoat) Stage 3
Wexford Wellingtonbridge Stage 2
Wicklow Aughrim Stage 2

* This project will amalgamate and consolidate existing wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Lisgoold area with capacity to cater for both existing development and projected growth. The proposed upgrade is seen as a Phase 1 expansion of wastewater treatment capacity in the Ballincurrig-Lisgoold settlements, with a further phase(s) to complete all of the capacity upgrades required.
** Found to have sufficient capacity, upgrade not required.

Where necessary, water supply capacity upgrades will also be progressed in the above settlements.

Uisce Éireann Project Stages

The Public Spending Code, published in December 2019, sets out the rules and procedures on expenditure on capital projects across the Irish public service. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage issued the “Water Services Sector Specific Guidelines on the Public Spending Code: Management of Public Investment in Irish Water” on 19 July 2022. As a body in receipt of public funding, we must comply, as appropriate, with the relevant requirements of the Public Spending Code.

The Public Spending Code has a multi-stage approvals process to facilitate the delivery of a capital project and we align our internal approvals process to these project lifecycle stages. The project stages must be adhered to and are subject to procurement, planning, legal and environmental regulations.

While we allocate the necessary funding and resources to projects, it takes a number of years to bring a project through all of these stages.

Stage 1: Strategic Assessment

At this stage, our team develops the project rationale and objectives, project outcomes, long list of potential options and indicative range of costs.

Stage 2: Preliminary Business Case

At this stage, our team undertakes detailed analysis, develops a short list of solutions and finds the preferred option from the short list of projects. This stage also includes estimating the total cost of the project.

Stage 3: Final Business Case

At this stage, the project progresses through detailed design and statutory approvals, after which the tender process for the procurement of a contractor to deliver the project is also completed.

Stage 4: Implementation (Construction)

This involves the construction stage where the contractor is physically building the project and it typically includes commissioning of the works at the end of the construction stage.