Council advocates for critical flood solutions at 2022 Flood Inquiry Seymour Hearing

18 Sep 2023

Strathbogie Shire Council Mayor Cr Laura Binks and key Council representatives joined forces with Mitchell and Murrindindi Shire Councils at the 2022 Flood Inquiry hearing in Seymour this week.

This united front underlined the urgent need for comprehensive flood management strategies and investment in vital infrastructure across the region.

The hearing provided an essential platform for local leaders to address critical concerns and advocate for actions that will safeguard the communities they serve.

Mayor Binks highlighted several key priorities during the hearing.

“I discussed the need for enhanced resourcing for local SES groups, sustained investment in engineered structures, integration of latest flood data into planning schemes, Government investment in roads and infrastructure and exploring future funding opportunities for rural shires,” she said.

“These advocacy efforts are not only for Council’s benefit but also for the broader regional community, emphasising the importance of collaboration between neighbouring shires and government agencies.”

“Council remains committed to safeguarding its residents and communities from the devastating impacts of flooding.

“Through proactive advocacy and partnership with neighbouring councils, we continue to strive to create a resilient and sustainable future for the region.”