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Flood recovery model too complicated according to report by Victorian auditor-general

Wednesday June 26, 2013 - 12:22 EST
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The cost of the recovery and relief operation topped $970 million. - ABC

The auditor-general has found the Victorian Government's flood recovery model is too complicated.

The auditor-general's report looked at the aftermath of severe flooding across much of the state, between September 2010, and March, 2011.

Sixteen local government areas, mainly in the state's north, suffered extensive damage.

Roads, rail networks and town infrastructure was damaged. The cost of the recovery and relief operation topped $970 million.

But the auditor-general found already distressed communities were further confused by a fragmented approach to relief arrangements, involving 45 different programs across nine government departments.

also found the Government had not met its financial reporting obligations on flood recovery spending and a lack of overall evaluation, which could lead to flawed strategies being used in the future.


- ABC

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