Flood damage assessment continues

Published on 23 January 2023

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Efforts to assess the impact of the October-December 2022 floods on the Gannawarra continue, with secondary impact assessments on roads, levees and buildings underway.

Gannawarra Shire Council has been receiving support from Emergency Recovery Victoria and A1 Estimates to conduct this work, which will provide Council with important information needed to assist with recovery efforts.

“Council continues to assess how the October-December 2022 floods have impacted our community, whether it was via damage to property, public infrastructure or its social and economic impacts,” Council Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Rollinson.

“All data collected will assist Council advocate to the State and Federal governments for the needs of all communities impacted. This includes repairs to infrastructure, such as roads and bridges, along with wellbeing and mental health support.”

As part of these efforts, residents impacted by the October-December 2022 floods who have registered their details with Council will be contacted by A1 Estimates to coordinate a secondary impact assessment on their dwelling.

“As part of these assessments, A1 Estimates staff will also provide each resident with important health and safety information about impacts to their dwelling, including funding opportunities for residents without flood insurance coverage,” Mr Rollinson said.

“Anyone who has questions regarding the secondary impact assessments is encouraged to contact (03) 5450 9333 and speak to our friendly staff.”

For more information regarding flood recovery and support following the October-December 2022 floods, please visit www.gsc.vic.gov.au/floods

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