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Inquiry into the 2022 flood event in Victoria

Inquiry into the 2022 Flood Event in Victoria

The Victorian Government's Environment and Planning Committee will investigate Victoria's preparedness for, and response to Victoria’s major flooding event of October 2022 (the Flood Event). The inquiry will look into the flood event as a whole and the areas affected, and consider factors such as what caused or contributed to the Flood Event; emergency services; government policy; flood mitigation strategies; the Flemington Racecourse flood wall; and the Victoria planning framework.

The Environment and Planning Committee invites submissions from individuals and organisations addressing one or more of the issues identified in the terms of reference.

The Committee prefer submissions to be made online via the e-submission form below but submissions can be accepted in a written and email format. For accessibility assistance when making a submission, please contact the Secretariat. 

Go to https://new.parliament.vic.gov.au/get-involved/inquiries/floodinquiry/submissions to make a submission.

The submission closing date is Monday, 5 June 2023.

The Committee will hold public hearings for this inquiry. The current schedule is as follows:

  • 23 August 2023, Rochester
  • 24 August 2023, Echuca
  • 13 September 2023, Shepparton
  • 14 September 2023, Seymour
  • 11 -12 October 2023, Melbourne.

More information about the public hearings, including venues and a list of witnesses will appear here as they become available.