Northern Victoria Region- Constituency question
Mr O'Sullivan— My constituency question is to the Minister for Agriculture. Minister, late in December 2017 the Cheshunt and Whitfield communities south of Wangaratta were devastated by a storm that was of hurricane proportions. Trees were uprooted, houses lost roofs, sheds were simply destroyed and kilometres of fencing was ruined. During flood events damage from Mother Nature takes a toll on family businesses. I seek clarification as to whether the minister is prepared to offer funding to replace both current and retrospective fencing, as is the case during flood events. I note the government's willingness to compensate Melbourne residents for up to $180 for power outages. I seek your clarification as to whether fencing grants will be offered.