The Port of Cork is responsible for the quays in the Docklands area except those at E.S.B. and Marina Commercial Park (Ex Ford/Dunlop), The Port commissioned a specialist consultant to undertake an assessment of the quay walls for which they have responsibility. Indications are that the quay walls are generally in good condition with only small sections of areas in poor condition.
In 2007 the Docklands Office commissioned Arup Consulting Engineers to undertake an overview assessment of the South Quays. The conditions vary with the more private quays of ESB and Marina Commercial Park requiring most attention.
The areas for which the City Council has responsibility, along the Marina from the ESB to Blackrock, vary in condition, with the near section from the ESB to Pairc Ui Caoimh being in good repair as it was rehabilitated during the 1980s. The area between Pairc Ui Caoimh and Blackrock is in poor repair. However, there is no danger of collapse, as the Marina is a large impounding structure with the area facing the river only in poor repair. Contract documents for the repair of this section of the Marina have been prepared by the Roads Directorate and are awaiting funding approval by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.