My question is for the Treasurer.
I ask it on behalf of local government in my electorate of Northern Victoria, and it is about the state of disrepair of (and inadequate funding to upgrade) local firefighting-related assets such as fireplugs, community standpipes, tanks and bores, fire access trucks and CFA water tanks.
Prior to the terrible bushfires of December and January, I posed questions on these issues in Question Time in November to the Local Government Minister.
I now ask the Treasurer if he could supply, for each year from 2014-15 inclusive, the total dollar amounts collected from the Fire Services Levy from all of the councils in my electorate – and, for those same years, how much (in total dollar amounts) they have received from the State Government specifically to upgrade bushfire-related infrastructure.