Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flood report findings no surprise says councillor

Thursday June 27, 2013 - 12:07 EST

A Campaspe Shire councillor says he is not surprised by the finding of the Victorian auditor-general's report into the aftermath of flooding more than two years ago.

The report looked at the aftermath of flooding mainly in the Victoria's north and found a fragmented, confusing and too complicated approach to relief arrangements, involving 45 different programs across nine government departments.

Councillor Leigh Wilson says flood recovery money has been spent in the wrong areas and has failed to focus on practical assistance for Rochester flood victims.

He says businesses and the community have not received what they really needed.

"But the reality of these programs, a lot of them are just feel good, we were unable to to get hold of certified programs, certified training programs for businesses but businesses could use Facebook for marketing, that's great but what about helping our businesses actually upskill during these times when they really need it," he said.


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Narrow storms cause flash flooding and damage on farms near Wondai in Queensland's South Burnett

19:15 EDT

A South Burnett landholder says a series of narrow storms flattened fences, uprooted trees and damaged infrastructure at the weekend.

Southern Queensland storm chasers reflect on 'bittersweet' storms

18:02 EDT

A regional photographer says weekend storms brought "awe inspiring" images, but his thoughts were with the farmers who experienced massive damage.

Fire and dust storms in South Australia

17:47 EDT

A cold front is directing a gusty change across South Australia, whipping up dust and pre-existing fires.