I rise to thank the Gannawarra, Northern Grampians, Buloke, Yarriambiack and Hindmarsh shire councils, along with the West Wimmera and Loddon shires and the Swan Hill, Mildura and Horsham rural city councils, all of which form part of the North West Municipalities Association, for their floods exhibition currently being displayed in Queen’s Hall. The exhibition has created enormous interest, particularly amongst those politicians who do not have those local government areas in their electorates. It has brought home the point that flood recovery is not a simple and straightforward matter but takes time and an enormous amount of resources.
I take this opportunity to again thank those who have been involved in the recovery. They have done an enormous amount of work, but there is still an enormous amount of work to be done. It was particularly thoughtful of those municipalities to make sure that the issue continues to be at the forefront of the minds of politicians to remind them that there is a lot more to be done.