Flood Enquiry Information Session - 14 June

Published on 02 June 2023


Do you want to make a submission to the Inquiry into the 2022 Flood Event in Victoria but not sure how?

Campaspe Shire Council is hosting an in-person information session for people to learn about how to lodge a submission to the Inquiry.

The session will be held on Wednesday 14 June from 5.00 - 6.30pm at Rochester Secondary College, 26 Edward Street, Rochester.

Staff members from Legislative Council Committees at the Parliament of Victoria will cover a range of topics at the information session, including the Inquiry process, terms of reference and what type of information to include in a submission.

Campaspe Mayor Cr Rob Amos is encouraging residents, primary producers, business and tourism operators, schools, agencies, community organisations and anyone else impacted by the flood to consider lodging a submission to the Inquiry.

“The October 2022 flood event was the worst of its kind in our area in more than 150 years and it impacted people across the entire municipality,” Cr Amos said.

“The Inquiry will investigate Victoria’s preparedness for, and response to, the flood event, including causes and contributors, the effectiveness of warning systems, impacts on specific areas and much more.

“Like bringing together the pieces of a large jigsaw puzzle, each submission will help create a more wholistic story about what, why and how the flood event happened. It’s vitally important we understand all aspects of the event so that appropriate funding, resources and mitigations can be put in place to reduce the frequency and severity of any future flood events.”

Following the information session, Campaspe Shire Council staff will be on hand to help those people wishing to lodge a submission on the spot.

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