Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Riverland Flood Response

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:05): Supplementary: when the minister was up in the Riverland, did she visit local vineyards and horticultural properties to assess water and storm damage and speak to growers to discuss issues regarding energy and irrigation?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:05): I thank the honourable member for her question. When I was up in the Riverland last week, I had a round table with growers in terms of the wine industry. That was something that was, I think, particularly useful. We talked about a number of issues, but of course the flooding was one of them.

PIRSA is working with regional wine bodies to understand key issues and knowledge gaps as well so that we can have similar workshops if necessary, but in particular looking at what their urgent and immediate needs are. Things, for example, such as the assistance for moving electricity generation infrastructure would of course include those members as primary producers as well.