Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan and local MP Ronnie Cowan, have today welcomed the news that Scottish Water will invest £2.8m into tackling flooding in Greenock’s town centre.
This investment project aims to help reduce the risk of flooding in the Oak Mall Shopping Centre and surrounding areas, with the first phase of work to improve the company’s waste infrastructure commencing on 12th January next year.
Commenting, Mr McMillan said:
“Scottish Water’s investment in Greenock is warmly welcomed as flooding has long affected the local town centre – especially the Oak Mall.
“This is a significant amount of investment which will bring long-lasting benefits to both retailers and shoppers in Inverclyde by helping to minimise the risk of disruption caused by flooding in the future.
“Greenock’s town centre has a lot of potential and I hope this project will help boost our local economy in time.”
Inverclyde MP, Mr Cowan, also welcomed the investment:
“I look forward to seeing the details of the solution. Water management in Inverclyde has been poor for too long. The problems we face today were created by bad decisions made over a period of time.
“Water is a natural resource that we should be harnessing and benefiting from, it should be seen as an opportunity, not a problem to be managed.”