12 December 2017
I would like to pay tribute today to all of the volunteers across my electorate who helped out with the recent floods in Euroa. As many members of the house would be aware, we had some significant flooding in Euroa, with eight houses experiencing inundation over floors and impacts on the local caravan park as well as a number of businesses. The response to the floods was managed almost entirely by local volunteers, and I would particularly like to recognise the Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) divisional commander, Annie Kubeil, her husband, Tony, and the other volunteers at the SES, many of whom worked for more than 24 hours through that flood event.
It will be really important that we get funding for roads so the shire can fix roads in coming weeks, particularly in areas like the Weibye Track where it joins Longwood-Gobur Road. There is peeled bitumen on Longwood Pranjip Road, Geodetic Road at Molka has been closed and Galls Gap Road has also been a problem. I would urge the government to do that.