Member for Western Victoria
Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

Torquay Dam Emergency SES

Mr GRIMLEY (Western Victoria) (10:08): I rise today to speak about the amazing work of the SES and all the emergency services, which nearly two weeks ago prevented a catastrophe in the form of a 180-megalitre dam leaking into local houses, which you may have seen on the news. On 3 October more than 150 people from 49 houses were evacuated from their homes. The emergency workers worked through the night, having been warned by engineers that the private dam in Torquay was at risk of catastrophic failure. Emergency crews used six pumps simultaneously in order to drain the dam, and these efforts have ultimately avoided the dam bursting its banks and flooding local homes. The commitment of these emergency service workers and all of those in western Victoria is unrivalled. Many families owe their safety and indeed their houses to you. On behalf of all Victorians, we thank you. You are selfless and always committed to serving the community. Stay safe.


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