My question is to the Minister for Emergency Services.

Whilst obviously pleased the Government is providing various forms of assistance for those most affected by the State’s terrible recent bushfires (including in my electorate), I am also disturbed that some of the grants following previous bushfires have still not been correctly delivered.

I therefore ask if the Government will reimburse Murrindindi Shire Council the approximately $300,000 spent on replacing the badly cracked surfacing of the Kinglake netball courts and/or provide the necessary funding to continue to operate the Kinglake Youth Centre – consistent with two commitments made a decade ago?

Moreover, if projects like these were not fully delivered seemingly because of an old convention that the State does not support renewal works on them, will this convention be scrapped in respect of the current round of bushfire assistance?