Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 07, 2023


Regional Emergency Accommodation

In reply to the Hon. T.A. FRANKS ().16 November 2022).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Human Services has advised:

Emergency planning was undertaken by estimating the number of impacted properties at flow rates of 120, 140, 160, 200 and 250 gigalitres per day noting the highest likelihood of flows between 160 and 200. Inundation maps for each of these flow rates is publicly available from the Department for Environment and Water website. Estimates of property impacts, and the potential need for emergency accommodation, were further refined from door-knocking and telephoning homes in areas that were expected to be inundated.