Nationals Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland wants to remind the community that Seymour will host a public hearing on Thursday as part of the State Government’s Inquiry into the 2022 flood event in Victoria.
Seymour and other parts of Mitchell Shire were inundated during flooding in October last year, with many residents and businesses still recovering from the disaster.
Last week Ms Cleeland was joined by Member for Eastern Victoria Melina Bath, Member for Northern Victoria Gaelle Broad and Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell to tour Seymour ahead of the hearing to meet with the people and groups that have suffered due to the floods.
Ms Cleeland emphasised the importance of understanding the challenges faced by Seymour in its recovery, and the need for reforms in warning systems, response, and mitigation measures.
“Together, we can work towards meaningful changes and better preparedness for future flood events,” Ms Cleeland said.
With the area one of the worst-affected regions in the state, Ms Cleeland said the hearings will help understand the challenges facing Seymour’s recovery.
“Hosting a public hearing is a massive win for the Seymour community who have been pushing hard for this,” Ms Cleeland said.
“This is an opportunity to give our region the best chance possible at having local recommendations included in the final report.”
Locals can attend at the Seymour Flood Recovery Hub, located at the Seymour Customer and Library Service Centre, 125 Anzac Avenue, this Thursday, September 14.
The day’s schedule:
Mitchell Shire Council Mayor and CEO
Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor and A/Director
Murrindindi Shire Council Mayor and CEO
12.00 pm – Break
Kings Park Committee of Management
Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society
Go Seymour: Business and Tourism group
VFF president Emma Germano with local farmers
Community recovery committee
4.00pm – Finish