Cork North West TD, Michael Creed, has welcomed the approval of €3.2 million of funding for the Ballincollig Sewerage scheme wastewater treatment plant upgrade contract, by the Minister for the Environment Community & Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan TD. Commenting on the announcement Deputy Creed said: “This funding is being provided for the purposes of continuing the advance works on the sewage scheme ahead of the main scheme. This is a significant investment in developing Ballincollig’s water treatment capacity and follows on from a previous investment of €844,200 in emergency upgrading works at Ballincollig Treatment plant”. “Ballincollig has witnessed significant development in terms of residential and commercial properties over the past decade or more. There is significant work needed to develop the waste water sewage scheme to meet the demands created by this development. I am pleased that this funding will contribute to developing an infrastructure of benefit to Ballincollig long into the future”. “I warmly welcome this announcement and I would like to acknowledge the commitment of my colleagues in Cork County Council, Cllr Derry Canty and indeed the Minister for their commitment to this project”.