The Nationals Member for Mildura, Jade Benham, has thanked the Mildura Rural City Council and Buloke Shire after participating in the crucial flood inquiry in addressing the recent flooding challenges faced by regional areas.
“They have provided valuable information on what happened during the 2022/23 floods, how the communities were affected and what could be done better in the future,” Ms Benham said.
Both MRCC and Buloke Shire Council emphasised the importance of collaborative efforts in facing the aftermath of severe flooding that impacted the region.
The inquiry provided a platform for sharing experiences, lessons learned, and exploring innovative approaches to better prepare for and mitigate the effects of such natural disasters.
“The recovery and rebuild that has been carried out is a testament to all,” said Ms Benham.
Jade Benham said it is now time for the Government to consider who is responsible for levee banks that are detrimental to the flood impacts.
There is an Open Mic session being held 18th October 2023 from 7-9pm for community members to share their experiences.
Registrations are open until 16th October via the website – Flood inquiry online open mic session