My constituency question is for the Minister for Emergency Services. Since late last week the towns of Coleraine and Casterton have been inundated with heavy rain, causing severe flooding. The Glenelg River rose to about 6 metres yesterday morning, with more rain predicted this week. Already we have seen 14 homes across the two towns impacted by the floodwaters, and people are relocating from their properties — and this number is expected to increase. Numerous roads in both towns have been damaged, and some are under water, leaving some residents stranded.
My question to the minister is this: what immediate relief in terms of funding is available for people affected by the flooding, and what is the government doing to provide ongoing support for those affected and for affected areas?