Committee considers views of flood victims

1 November 2023 Watch flood inquiry coverage

Watch people from communities across Victoria talk about their current situation and hopes for the future.

Victorian flood survivors have spoken directly to MPs investigating the October 2022 event.

Nineteen people from across the state took part in the Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee’s online open mic session.

Residents of Maribyrnong, Avondale Heights, Molesworth, Carisbrook, Gooramadda, Rochester, Kaarimba, Darraweit Guim, Murchison, Bunbartha and Elwood all had their say.

A further 16 locals of Rochester and surrounding towns shared their stories and ongoing impacts at a separate open mic session held at the Rochester Shire Hall in August.

The Committee has also held public hearings in regional Victoria, at Rochester, Echuca, Shepparton and Seymour.

Councils, communities, government and water authorities have continued to give evidence in Melbourne throughout October and November.

Full transcripts are published on the Committee’s website. A report to parliament is due by 30 June 2024.

Committee MPs have also inspected the Echuca flood levee, Flemington flood wall and Rivervue Retirement Village (above) as part of the inquiry.