Flood report findings no surprise says councillorThursday 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.
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