My question today is for the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment.
Last Thursday, a factory fire in West Footscray blanketed our city with plumes of black smoke, closed down our schools and neighbourhoods, and left our communities in the west reeling.
Our communities want to be confident that the authorities have adequately monitored the exposure and impacts on us in the west, and effectively coordinated their operations to keep us safe and properly informed.
But many of us could not say that to be the case.
Many of us in the west live next to industrial areas storing who knows what. We’ve seen complacency and neglect cost us many times before.
What is being done to keep us informed of how these risks are managed at specific sites and protect the West from future toxic fires?