Major-General Jake Ellwood, met with local residents, community groups, sporting clubs, and businesses to gain an understanding of the impact of the floods.
The strength and positive attitude of our locals as they recover was inspiring. I could’ve spent days with him and still wouldn’t come close to sharing all the homes, businesses, and public facilities that have been damaged.
During our tour, we discussed a range of topics including rebuilding with resilience, access to insurance, improvements to communication during the disaster and mental health. I would also like to thank the locals from Jindalee Bowls Club, Centenary Suburbs RSL Sub-Branch, Oz Dingo, McLeod Country Golf Club and Centenary Rowing Club who shared their valuable feedback.
The Major-General will be preparing a State Recovery and Resilience Plan over the next few months, with information gathered from each community.
Thank you to Major-General Jake and his Aide de Camp, Ronan and Sam, for taking the time to visit our community. It is appreciated and I hope our feedback helps shape the plan for the long road to recovery for our state.