Ms TIERNEY (Western Victoria) — My constituency question is for the Minister for Emergency Services in the other place, James Merlino. Last week I visited the flood areas of Dunkeld, Casterton and Coleraine and attended a discussion between members of the local community and local emergency services. Flooding across western Victoria over the past months has impacted on a number of people. Eight municipalities in the south-west have been affected, including Moyne, Southern Grampians, Colac Otway, Glenelg, Surf Coast, Corangamite and Warrnambool.
My question for the minister is in relation to local community assets that have been damaged. It is my understanding that the federal funding stream does not include local community asset assistance. How will communities be able to build and rebuild community assets such as sporting facilities, sporting clubs, playgrounds, clubrooms and walking trails?