Members Statement: south West Coast floods

In the last week heavy rain has caused widespread flooding across my electorate. In some areas up to 72 millimetres of rain fell in 48 hours, turning paddocks into inland seas. More rain is predicted this week. This rain, as predicted, will cause further damage to our roads, which this government refuses to fund properly.

I thank the State Emergency Service volunteers who have been working tirelessly over the weekend in an effort to reduce potential impacts. After the recent rainfall it seems absolutely farcical to start up the desalination plant. This government has jumped the gun and tried to create a crisis, and now taxpayers are going to be left with the bill.