Euroa Flooding

Local volunteers applauded in Parliament

15 December 2017

Local CFA, SES and community members who volunteered during the recent flood event at Euroa have been applauded in Parliament.

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan this week paid tribute to all of the volunteers across the Euroa electorate and in particular, Euroa, who pitched in over the flood weekend and in the weeks since.

“As many members of the Parliament would be aware, we had some significant flooding in Euroa, with eight houses experiencing inundation over floors,” Ms Ryan said.

“The local caravan park and a number of other businesses were also affected.

“The response to the floods was managed almost entirely by local volunteers, and I would particularly like to recognise the SES divisional commander, Annie Kubeil, her husband, Tony, and the other volunteers at the SES and Euroa CFA.

“Many volunteers worked for more than 24 hours through the flood event and I commend them on this effort,” Ms Ryan said.

Ms Ryan also took the opportunity to highlight the need for the Andrews Labor Government to provide funding for repairs following flood damage.

“It will be vital for the Andrews Labor Government to provide Strathbogie Shire Council with the funding needed to fix damaged roads and bridges in coming weeks,” Ms Ryan said.

“There is peeled bitumen on Longwood Pranjip Road, Geodetic Road at Molka has been closed and Galls Gap Road has also been a problem.

“Areas like the Weibye Track where it joins Longwood-Gobur Road will also require significant work and I urge the government to provide the funding necessary to repair these roads.”

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