Morrison's Island Public Realm and Flood Defence Set for Progress

Speaking following the announcement that Cork City Council has issued a pre-qualification tender to progress much need public realm and flood defence works at Morrisons Island, Cork Chamber Director of Public Affairs Thomas Mc Hugh said “The Morrison’s Island upgrade will create a new south facing walkway and remove approximately 80% of city centre flooding. It will create bike lanes and public spaces where today there is only dilapidation and car parking. Currently cars have more access to this this aspect of the Lee than people.”

“Having been scrutinised at every step of the planning process from a Council vote to an Bord Pleanála and the High Court, it is positive to see that investment can now be made to minimise flooding potential for the area, and bring a neglected bank of the Lee back to life.”

In conclusion Mr Mc Hugh said, “As the City moves beyond the pandemic, it must continue to invest and build on its public realm and active mobility credentials, and it is clear that the natural corridors created by the Lee and harbour, must become lively, safe and busy corridors for all.”